California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA
Best value Bachelor's Degree in California

Questions and Answers

Cole H.
2 days ago
Does Cal Poly SLO have dorms where students have an individual room with a shared living area?
Hadley G.
9 days ago
Are freshman required to live o n campus at Cal Poly SLO?
Kaylene R.
22 days ago
Does your university accept lower division transfer students?
Isabella M.
28 days ago
What hands on learning does Cal Poly SLO have for mass communications and journalism majors?
Ashley B.
1 month ago
Can freshmen request to room with someone specific like a sibling?
Toby Matta M.
1 month ago
Does Cal Poly SLO recommend students send in their SAT scores?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Selective (30% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

55% White
17% Hispanic
13% Asian
7% Multiracial
1% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Mechanical Engineer112k
Software Engineer98k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)89k
Electrical Engineer82k
Mechanical Engineer77k
Manufacturing Engineer75k
Project Engineer74k
Based on 27,153 student responses
66.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
123.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
38%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$23,833 / year
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