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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


We utilize a comprehensive review that has been developed by our faculty that combines the academic variables deemed important and relevant to our curriculum, and other non-cognitive variables that have been guided under the auspices of Title 5, trustee policy, federal, state laws and the campus to screen, score and select students for admissions.

New student admission is then determined by the number of predicted openings by level and by major, and these vary from year to year. With almost 50,000 annual applicants and less than 5000 spaces, this requires us to tactically manage our enrollment down to the major and program level.

The info brief titled "Fall 2015 Fact Book" located at provides the published criteria on admissions.