School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 30.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 29.00%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $70 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate30.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$70

Tuition & Fees

Cal Poly's 2023 tuition & fees is $10,319 for California residents and $28,229 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 0.44% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($28,105).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $11,753 for California residents and $21,257 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition increased by 0.59% compared to the last year's rate.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,319$28,229
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,753$21,257
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 22,000 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 846 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Cal Poly has 21,026 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 974 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students22,000
Undergraduate Students21,026
Graduate Students974
Online Enrollment846

Offered Degrees and On-Campus Services

Cal Poly offers 132 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Cal Poly
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServicesLearning opportunities
Number of programs132 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification