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 Scores Range
ACT Scores 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

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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.
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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!
Online classes are the best of both worlds. I am able to complete assignments, and participate in a class discussion (forum) at the discretion of my own schedule. The moodle, and canvas programs where online classes are hosted are so easy to use, and I enjoy logging in to do my classwork. The sense of community is still present in online classes, as the forum's are centered around discussing each weeks topics among peers, as well as interacting with the professor. I like that I am able to read each classmates post, whereas in a traditional classroom there would not be enough time to review each point of view. Having several different explanations and perspectives on the same topics allows the subject matter to be accessible and communicate more effectively, whereas traditional classrooms is one-sided, on the receiving end of a lecture.