California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
College

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA4 year degree
$21,312
Out-of-state tuition
35%
Acceptance rate

Highlights

  • Offers bachelor's, and master's degrees
  • 21,303 students
  • 0.13 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • calpoly.edu

Notable programs at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Animal Sciences
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Fine Arts, Biology, Microbiology, and Accounting.

Acceptance Rates

35%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1317
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

16,817 students out of 48,588 applicants were accepted into California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. They had an average SAT score of 1317. 70% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 68% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$21,312
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$9,432
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo was $21,312, while for in-state students it was $9,432. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $33,052.

The average financial aid at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is $5,981. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $15,331 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Family Income Level

Average Discount

52%
Of undergrads receive grants
32%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

$13,134
Room & board
$1,884
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo was of $13,134 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,884.

Diversity at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017