B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A
Cuesta College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$11,738/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,438/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,738/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,132/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,670/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,723Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After Cuesta College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Cuesta College Reviews

433 reviews
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The faculty genuinely care about the students, in my experiences. Every Professor I have had was passionate about their subject, and clearly desired to see each student succeed. I am about to enter the nursing program here, and I couldn't be more proud that it is at Cuesta!
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Cuesta College has provided me with an opportunity to learn in an environment with instructors/professions that care about their students. I enjoy how accessible the staff is, and how willing they are to help me succeed! I also love that they have a variety of vocational programs in the field of health and wellness, such as CNA, LVN, RN, EMT, and Phlebotomy.
Cuesta was the best choice for me. When I began taking general education classes I did not have a specific career or major. I was able to work full time while I attend classes that were scheduled online, and evenings. The whole staff from the book store clerks, councilors and professors have been friendly, professional, and helpful!