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

Cuesta College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$10,540/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,033/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,017/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,087/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,348/ 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
3,654Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Cuesta College 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.
I had an amazing experience at this Junior College!! All of the instructors that I encountered really had my best interest at heart and would work with me on any problem/ issue that I found to be present.
My counselor, Matt was also amazing! He helped me in applying to Cal Poly (San Luis) and I got in! Overall I have nothing bad to say about this college. It got me one step closer to my educational goals and for that I am so thankful!
One think to change may be the parking situation- but they're supposed to already be working on the solution for that!
Thanks, Cuesta College!