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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Acceptance Rate 28 %
SAT Average 1,340
Tuition & Fees $25,971
($10,071)
Student Population 22,013
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,755

Academic Overview

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Campus, San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a public, 4 or more years institute located in San Luis Obispo, California. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $10,071 for California residents and $25,971 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 22,013 students are enrolled in. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 28% and the graduation rate is 82% last year.
The salary after graduation from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $74,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are $10,071 for California residents and $25,971 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $11,377 for in-state students and $20,881 for out-of-state students.
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 2021 Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,071$25,971
Graduate$11,377$20,881
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Cal Poly. The acceptance rate of Cal Poly is 28% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 30%. The average graduation rate is 82% and the transfer-out rate is 2%. The average received amount of financial aid is $6,755 and 53% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 22,013 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 28 %.
Graduation Rate for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 82 %
Transfer-out Rate for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 2 %
Retention Rate for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 94 %
Student Population for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 22,013
Student to Faculty Rate for California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 21 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,755 at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Offered Degrees

Cal Poly offers 123 major programs through online and on-site education where 3 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree750
Post Bachelor's Degree21
Master's Degree462

Special Learning Opportunities

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:8,171)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,537)

Veterans Benefits

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges