Overall, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 55,000 applications each year . With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be around 33 percent which equals about 18,000 students being accepted to the institution. But when the semester begins, about 4,860 students will choose California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo as their school of choice. Based on the application data, 50% of the students were men while 49% were women, however, after receiving the letter of acceptance, only 51 percent of the women chose California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo as compared to 48 percent of men who decided to enroll. Applicants are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo when filling out the application. In most cases, accepted applicants have test scores in the range of 26 - 32 for ACT or 1,230 - 1,420 for SAT. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual enrollment. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo’s undergraduate application fee is $70. To submit your application to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, you will need to file these documents: Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2021 Admissions Cycle
Applications
54,570
Male 27,380
Female 27,190

 

Acceptance
18,008
Male 7,670
Female 10,338

 

Enrollment Total
4,862
Male 2,379
Female 2,483


Acceptance Rate
33%
Male
28%
Female
38%

 

Yield
27%
Male
31%
Female
24%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$70


Graduate

$70



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Dual enrollment

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record



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