California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (out-of-state)


Overall, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is an extremely selective school. They receive approximately 55,000 applications each year . With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be around 30 percent which equals about 16,400 students being accepted to the institution. But when the semester begins, about 4,430 students will choose California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo as their school of choice. Based on the application data, 52% of the students were men while 47% were women, however, after receiving the letter of acceptance, only 49 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 1,240 - 1,430 for SAT. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual credit. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo’s undergraduate application fee is $55. To submit your application to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, you will need to file these documents: ACT/SAT scores, 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 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
54,663
Male 28,425
Female 26,238

 

Acceptance
16,398
Male 7,390
Female 9,183

 

Enrollment Total
4,427
Male 2,143
Female 2,203


Acceptance Rate
30%
Male
26%
Female
35%

 

Yield
27%
Male
29%
Female
24%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$55


Graduate

$55



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

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

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record



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