Cal Poly State University

Women's WCLA Contact: Lori Hoover
Profile
Size
9 / 10
21,351 Undergrads / 22,370 Students
Cost
5 / 10
$19,002 Net Price
Selectivity
9 / 10
35% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Small

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
95%
Overall Graduation Rate
79%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
45% / 79%
Calendar System
Quarter
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most road games are played in-state.

Recruit Commits
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Mattie Ziegler St. Mary's Academy OR Mid
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Samantha Castle Lake Oswego OR Att
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Mary Hildeburn Campolindo Orinda, CA Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • San Luis Obispo California Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • Santa Barbara California Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Fresno California Area
  • Salinas California Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Bakersfield California Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
Where Grads Work
  • Cisco
  • Apple
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Oracle
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Google
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Deloitte
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chevron
  • IBM
What Grads Do
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Program and Project Management
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Support
  • Administrative
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
560 - 660
Math
600 - 700
Total
1220 - 1420
ACT
English
25 - 33
Math
26 - 32
Composite
26 - 31

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 48,588 25,496 23,092
% Admitted 35% 30% 40%
% Admits That Enroll 31% 33% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.92
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
    Required
    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Recommendations
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Admissions Office
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Engineering (25%)
    Business (15%)
    Agriculture (12%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Social Sciences (5%)
    Architecture (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (2%)
    Health Professions (2%)
    Education (2%)
    Communication Technology (2%)
    History (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Engineering Technology (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Athlete Graduation Rate
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $19,002

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$9,432 $20,235
    Books & Supplies$1,884 $1,884
    Cost of Living$13,134 $13,134
    Personal Expenses$2,703 $2,703
     
    Sticker Price$27,153 $37,236

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    63% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship50%$5,891
    Federal Grants14%$4,823
    Pell Grants14%$4,403
    Other Federal13%$504
    State & Local Grants26%$2,673
    Institutional Grants37%$4,384
     
    Student Loans31%$5,900
    Federal Loans31%$5,211
    Other Loans2%$15,797

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $210 Million $9,379

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $18,631.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,500 $198

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 4,759 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $66,900

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.63 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 45% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 8 6
    Fondling 3 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 11 3
    Motor Vehicle Theft 5 -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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