California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

San Luis Obispo, CA

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due December 1
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 17,490 15,513 33,003
Accepted 6,294 6,048 12,342
Acceptance Rate 36% 39% 37%
Enrolled 2,319 1,935 4,254

Cal Poly Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.84 (weighted)

ACT Scores

(61% of Students Admitted to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 24 to 30
  • Math 26 to 31
  • Composite 25 to 29
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 31 29
Bottom 25th Percentile 24 26 25

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL     Not Considered

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 5
Foreign Language 2 4
History 1 1
Math 3 5
Science 2 4
Social Studies 1 1
Lab 2 2
Other 1 2
Electives 1 1

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 18,116 (97%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 551 (2%)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript     Not Considered
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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