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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $4,349 $4,689 $5,035 $6,498 29.1%
Out-of-state $14,519 $14,859 $15,205 $17,658 16.1%
Books and supplies $1,305 $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 4.6%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $8,430 $8,793 $9,369 $9,846 5.1%
Other $2,958 $3,033 $3,147 $3,267 3.8%
Off Campus          
Room and board $8,430 $8,793 $9,369 $9,846 5.1%
Other $2,958 $3,033 $3,147 $3,267 3.8%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,958 $3,033 $3,147 $3,267 3.8%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $17,042 $17,901 $19,117 $21,249 11.2%
Off Campus $17,042 $17,901 $19,117 $21,249 11.2%
Off Campus with Family $8,612 $9,108 $9,748 $11,403 17.0%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $27,212 $28,071 $29,287 $32,409 10.7%
Off Campus $27,212 $28,071 $29,287 $32,409 10.7%
Off Campus with Family $18,782 $19,278 $19,918 $22,563 13.3%
 

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Map of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 33,270 17,461 15,809
Percent admitted 33% 33% 34%
Percent admitted who enrolled 31% 33% 29%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3,249 95%
ACT 2,135 50%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 570 680
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 25 30

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 4/30/1951 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 4/1/1974 -   Pre-Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 4/23/2004 - 10/16/2009 Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 10/16/2009 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1995 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 11/1/2003 -   Accredited