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California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (CA): Merit Aid, Financial Aid Data, Offer Data & More

Public22,013 StudentsIn State: $28,340/yrOut of state: $40,220/yr

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo offers 20% of incoming freshmen merit aid. The average merit aid award is $1,561. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is a public college located in San Luis Obispo, California. Its student population is 22,013. It is a four-year, large, primarily residential campus. It has an acceptance rate of 30%. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 4 year graduation rate is 45% .


Merit Aid Stats For California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo


FRESHMAN W/O NEED, RECEIVING MERIT AID

$1,561

AVG. MERIT AID AWARD

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% of freshman
with need

$4,974

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Admission Data


  • Admission rate 30%
  • Avg. high school GPA 4
  • Avg. ACT 29
  • Avg. SAT 1335
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Upcoming Deadlines For California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo


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  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo - Send test score
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Recent Financial Aid Offers For the 2019 Admissions Year

Parents who completed the admissions process in 2019 submitted their offer data as presented here.


Money You Don’t Need To payMoney Your Family Needs To payFederal Student Loans (Government)Work Study
Expected Family Contribution
State of Residence
Unweighted GPA
Composite SAT
Composite ACT
Admission
Type
College Estimated Cost of Attendance
College Grants & Scholarships (NOT BASED on financial need)
Is this money automatically renewable?
College Grants & Scholarships (BASED on financial need)
Net Cost to your family (before loans & work study)
Subsidized
Unsubsidized
Amount you can earn
Above $60000 CA 3.95 1520 0 Regular Decision $28353 $3000 Don't Know $0 $25353 $5500 $0 $0
Above $60000 PA 3.98 1470 0 Early Action $40000 $1000 Yes $0 $39000 $0 $0 $0
Above $60000 CA 3.95 1520 0 Regular Decision $28353 $3000 Don't Know $0 $25353 $0 $5500 $0
CA 3 0 33 Regular Decision $28998 $0 $0 $28998 $3500 $2000 $0
$20001 to $25001 CO 3.8 1270 0 Regular Decision $38040 $1000 $0 $37040 $3500 $2000 $0
$35001 to $40001 NJ 3.95 0 30 Regular Decision $36742 $1000 Yes $0 $35742 $0 $0 $0
Above $60000 CO 3.6 1510 33 Regular Decision $43000 $1000 Yes $0 $42000 $0 $0 $0
Above $60000 CA 3.72 0 33 Regular Decision $28998 $0 $0 $28998 $3500 $2000 $0
$40001 to $45001 CA 3.91 0 36 Regular Decision $28998 $0 $0 $28998 $0 $0 $0
Recent Financial Aid Offers For the 2019 Admissions Year

Colleges with Similar Merit Aid Award Percentages and Award Amounts


Name
Cost
Received Merit
Aid
Avg Merit
Aid
Acceptance
Rate
Merit
Match
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo $40,220 20% $1,561 30%
University Of South Carolina Upstate $37,809 16% $1,708 57%
Fitchburg State University $30,007 16% $1,639 87%
Colleges with similar merit aid awards levels and amounts

Colleges in Far West Region with similar merit aid awards levels


Name
Cost
Received Merit
Aid
Avg Merit
Aid
Acceptance
Rate
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo $40,220 20% $1,561 30%
University Of Washington Seattle Campus $54,627 15% $4,043 49%
Pacific Lutheran University $58,668 20% $12,936 80%
California State University Chico $34,568 23% $2,182 65%
University Of Alaska Anchorage $42,790 20% $2,640 81%
Humboldt State University $36,692 23% $650 77%
Vanguard University Of Southern California $49,630 19% $9,393 40%
University Of Alaska Southeast $28,604 23% $1,404 63%
Colleges in Far West Region with similar merit aid awards levels and amounts

Colleges with similar acceptance rate and median earnings of alumni after 10 years


Name
Acceptance
Rate
10 Year
Salary
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 30 $119,500
Colgate University 25 $130,600
University Of California San Diego 30 $123,700
Washington And Lee University 21 $123,200
Bucknell University 33 $122,900
Lafayette College 29 $122,500
New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology 23 $120,400
Villanova University 29 $119,500
Colleges with similar acceptance rate and median earnings of alumni after 10 years

Colleges with similar acceptance rate and cost of attendance


College
Acceptance
Rate
Attendance
Cost
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 30 $40,220
California State University Long Beach 31 $36,944
California State University Bakersfield 23 $37,727
Florida State University 37 $38,159
University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts 38 $38,376
Central Methodist University College Of Graduate And Extended Studies 21 $39,750
Union College 39 $39,780
Cuny Bernard M Baruch College 39 $40,139
Governors State University 38 $40,887
Jefferson College Of Health Sciences 30 $42,062
San Diego State University 35 $42,402
Hillsdale College 36 $42,958
University Of Florida 39 $43,488
Salem College 39 $44,151
Colleges with similar acceptance rate and cost of attendance

Colleges with similar acceptance rate and similar 4 year graduation rates


Name
Acceptance
Rate
4 year
graduation
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 30 45%
Berea College 38 49%
Hope International University 29 48%
Howard University 32 43%
Mississippi College 38 43%
Cuny Bernard M Baruch College 39 41%
Colleges with similar acceptance rate and similar 4 year graduation rates

Comparing merit aid in colleges with similar acceptance rates.


Name
Received Merit
Aid
Avg Merit
Aid
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 20% $1,561
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