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Cuesta College
  • 2 Year
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Safety
    grade A+
  5. Student Life
    grade A minus
  6. Location
    grade A minus

editorial

Cuesta is an above-average public college located in California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,166 undergraduate students. The Cuesta acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Business. Graduating 42% of students, Cuesta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.

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HIGHWAY 1
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93403
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CCCAA
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Cuesta College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
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ACT Range
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Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
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Cost

Net Price
$10,860 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,464 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 54 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,166 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,115
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Laidback
    67%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Outgoing
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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