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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a Public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA. The school has approximatley 20367 undergraduate students. The school offers students 4-year degree opportunities. The average family income of students that are attending this school is $94,050. The average age of students entering California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 20. The most popular programs at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are: Engineering (28%), Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences (13%), Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services (10%), Biological And Biomedical Sciences (7%) and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies (5%).


Tuition & Fees
$20,235
Admissions Rate
29%
Average Debt at Graduation
$18,631
Average SAT Score
1270

Below is what you can expect to pay if you are attending the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Tuition & Fees
$20,235
Books, Supplies, & Living Expenses
$25,300
Total Expected Costs
$45,535

Average Cost for Students on Financial Aid
$18,845
Cost for Students on Financial Aid by Family Income

Depending on the fedaral, state, or institutional grant aid available, students in your income bracket may pay more or less than the overall average costs.

Family Income Average Cost
$0 - $30,000 $11,147
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,050
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,165
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,865
$110,000 + $24,311

Below is a detailed breakdown of the student body at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

20,367 Undergraduate Students

Male Students: 53%

Female Students: 47%

96% Full Time / 4% Part Time

Average Age of Entry : 20

Low Income Students: 19%


Race / Ethnicity

The test scores below show the average of all students that have been accepted at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

SAT Scores
ACT Scores

The average student can expect to graduate from the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with the amount of debt stated below.

Average Debt at Graduation
$18,631
Students Receiving Federal Loans
33%
Typical Monthly Loan Payment
$198

The graduation rate at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is displayed as a percentage of students admitted.

Graduation Rate
80%
Students who Return after their First Year
95%

Below is a list of the degree programs that are offered at the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Bachelor Degrees
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Architecture and Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Most Popular Programs
  • Engineering (28%)
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences (13%)
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services (10%)
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences (7%)
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies (5%)