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


Overall, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 49,000 applications each year . With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be around 35 percent which equals about 16,800 students being accepted to the institution. But when the semester begins, about 5,250 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 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 - 31 for ACT or 1,200 - 1,380 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 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
48,588
Male 25,496
Female 23,092

 

Acceptance
16,817
Male 7,644
Female 9,173

 

Enrollment Total
5,253
Male 2,541
Female 2,712


Acceptance Rate
34.6%
Male
30%
Female
39.7%

 

Yield
31.2%
Male
33.2%
Female
29.6%


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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