2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 54,570 students have applied and 18,008 students have allowed to admit to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Acceptance rate: 33.00%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 27.00 % where 4,862 students have finally enrolled out of 18,008 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 78.20%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is much lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 14.50%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Admissionadmissions.calpoly.edu/
Online Applicationwww2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Aidfinancialaid.calpoly.edu/
Net Price Calculatorfinancialaid.calpoly.edu/calculator/npcalc.htm
Veterans Tuitionafd.calpoly.edu/fees/
Athleticweb1.ncaa.org/GSRSearch/exec/homePage
Disability Servicewww.drc.calpoly.edu/

Admission Statistics Charts

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. The school requires 3 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Admission Requirements for Applying to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended