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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
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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

Cost

Net Price
$10,342/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,538/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,459/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,339/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,530/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,968/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,506Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Cuesta College Reviews

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Overall, I think Cuesta College is the best community college in California. What I disliked was the science faculty, counseling staff, and the people working in admissions. Most, but not all, of the science faculty make their courses unnecessarily difficult and give students busy work. However, they are more lenient and more caring than science faculty at a four-year university. Moving on, the counseling staff is incompetent as they have no pre-professional (like pre-medical or pre-dental) knowledge. Oh, and I believe that the Cuesta Cashier is racist. On that note, Cuesta lacks a diverse population and can be sometimes overtly racist. But, what I liked outweighs what I disliked. What I liked the most were the social science courses and the social science faculty. The courses were really easy yet informative, and the faculty are beyond friendly. I would definitely recommend this college if you are a social sciences major. Another plus is that Cuesta has a small student population.
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I have enjoyed my experience at Cuesta College. The administrative staff have been extremely helpful every time I have needed assistance from admissions to transferring. The financial aide department is consistent and easily accessible. All of Cuesta's classes are in the middle of the campus with parking all around. There has never been a challenge to park and get to class. The teaching staff has been excellent as well. They are there not only to teach you but to also help you succeed. Struggling in Math? Not a problem, the math lab is open four days a week with excellent tutors. This has been a wonderful college experience so far.
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