Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Student Essentials

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cougars
Website: www.cuesta.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,230
Out-of-State Tuition: $5,670
Retention Rate: 65%
Enrollment: 11,340
Year Established: 1963

About Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

Cuesta College serves students throughout San Luis Obispo County and the central coast. With its main campus in San Luis Obispo, Cuesta also has several other campus centers throughout the county.

An excellent source of two-year public education, Cuesta offers career training and opportunities for transfer to some of California’s more impressive private and public colleges and universities.

Cuesta offers more than 75 associate’s degree programs and more than 95 professional certifications.

Programs at Cuesta include such in-demand fields as Nursing and Allied Health, Paralegal Studies, Computer Science and Criminal Justice.

Cuesta also grants degrees in the liberal arts, general studies and other fields that can lead to a transfer. Those who do elect to transfer often attend such respected schools as Cal Poly, UC schools such as UCLA and UC Berkeley, and private schools.

Student services at Cuesta include such student services as counseling, advising, disability services and tutoring.

Student life features more than 15 athletic teams as well as a student-operated radio station.

Admission to Cuesta is open to any student who has a high school diploma or GED. For those who qualify, short-term and long-term loans as well as other forms of financial aid are available.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I think that Cuesta has great potential as a place that could address the current educational issues facing students. However, I am disappointed in the ability to matricuate or get the classes necessary in a timely fashion.


Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Map & Location

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403


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Getting Around Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Luis Obispo, CA

Winter
Dec
61
43
Jan
61
44
Feb
62
45
Spring
Mar
64
46
Apr
66
47
May
69
49
Summer
Jun
73
52
Jul
76
55
Aug
77
55
Fall
Sep
77
54
Oct
74
52
Nov
67
47

Students

Total Students 11,340

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 21%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 65%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 21%
African American 1%
Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 35%
Part-Time 65%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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