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Best Values in Colleges

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)


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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is ranked 43 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Verbal Score

700+10%
600-69941%
600+51%

SAT Math Score

700+21%
600-69951%
600+72%

ACT Score

30-3627%
24-2958%
24+85%

Students applied36,941
Students admitted11,545
Admission rate31%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate28%
6-year graduation rate73%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$3,252
Room and board$11,123
Estimated book expense$1,776
Total cost$21,623

Cost after need-based aid$18,018
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,207

Average debt at graduation$NA

Out of State

Tuition$16,632
Fees$3,252
Room and board$11,123
Estimated book expense$1,776
Total cost$32,783

Cost after need-based aid$29,178
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,367

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met60%
Average need-based aid$3,605
Average non-need-based aid$2,416

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment17,680

Full-Time

Men9,351
Women7,676

Part-Time

Men406
Women247

Freshmen retained93%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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