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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Admissions

Cal Poly admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 29%. Students that get into Cal Poly have an average SAT score between 1150-1360 or an average ACT score of 26-31. The regular admissions application deadline for Cal Poly is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
29%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
48,162
SAT Range
1150-1360
SAT Reading
560-660
SAT Math
590-700
Students Submitting SAT
71%
ACT Range
26-31
ACT English
25-33
ACT Math
26-32
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
72%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
November 30
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$55
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
30%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.107 responses
Poll
38%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.107 responses
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