California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA) – Best Values in Colleges
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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Overall Ranking: 105
Public Colleges Ranking: 19 (out of state)
Public Colleges Ranking: 27 (in state)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 70%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 69%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69958%
600+80%

SAT Math Score

700+31%
600-69949%
600+80%

ACT Score

30-3640%
24-2951%
24+91%

Students applied48,588
Students admitted16,817
Admission rate35%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate47%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,742
Fees$4,076
Room and board$13,796
Estimated book expense$1,941
Total cost$25,555

Cost after need-based aid$21,992
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,254

Average debt at graduation$21,852

Out of State

Tuition$17,622
Fees$4,076
Room and board$13,796
Estimated book expense$1,941
Total cost$37,435

Cost after need-based aid$33,872
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,134

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$66,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met58%
Average need-based aid$3,563
Average non-need-based aid$2,301

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment21,297

Full-Time

Men10,636
Women9,894

Part-Time

Men491
Women276

Freshmen retained95%


# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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