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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: (805) 756-1111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Karisma
  • I am a current student here

    This campus is so nice and I recommend going to visit if you get the chance. Cal Poly wasn't my top choice at first, but after visiting here I knew it would be my home. Between finding my best friends, to exploring so many amazing places around the area, I know I made the right decision. This school will help set you up to work hard in your area of study.

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  • Elena from CA
  • I am a current student here

    This school is not very diverse, as it struggles to create a more variant student body. Students of color make up about 30% of the student body.

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  • Lauren from La Mirada, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you don't know what major you want, this may not be the school for you. They made it very clear that it is difficult to change majors here. But if you are firm on your area of interest, the different colleges - business, ag, engineering, architecture - each have their own admissions criteria so some are more difficult to get into than others.

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  • Mochi from San Luis Obispo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Before you decide to choose Cal Poly, make sure you really truly want to stay in your major. It is quite difficult to change majors here, although not impossible. Before coming here, also make sure that you like the outdoors and prefer to live in a more rural, small college town compared to the city. Also, don't expect to have it easy here, the classes here are more difficult than high school. Expect to be challenged!

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