School Overview

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a Public, 4 years college located in San Luis Obispo, California. Cal Poly ranked 23rd in California Colleges and 3rd in Federal Region IX.
It has a total enrollment of 22,231 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. Cal Poly's acceptance rate is 33.00% last year (undergraduate school).
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 33.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 27.12%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $70 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate33.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.12 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$70

Tuition & Fees

Cal Poly's 2022 tuition & fees is $10,195 for California residents and $28,105 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $11,629 for California residents and $21,133 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,195$28,105
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,629$21,133
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 22,231 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 846 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Cal Poly has 21,128 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,103 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students22,231
Undergraduate Students21,128
Graduate Students1,103
Online Enrollment846

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs132 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification