Sep 04 2011Civil Engineering Get ok grades. Get rejected by Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UCD.
Jun 05 2011Biology Good SATscores. GPA not much of an issue
Apr 22 2011Electrical Engineering I went to a junior college - and knocked out all of my transferable undergrad general education requirements. This made it very easy to get for two reasons:
1) Pace is much slower (18 weeks vs 10 weeks), so maintaining a 4.0 GPA was easy.
2) Cost: I didn't want to pay university tuition for classes which could be taken for pennies on the dollar elsewhere.
For those who don't care about starting out in the dorms as a freshman, or are having trouble getting in because of the number of applicants, this is a sure bet way to get in - just keep your grades up.
Jun 03 2010Urban Planning Cal Poly is difficult to get into. I know people with 4.0+ stats that got rejected for pretty general majors like biology. With that being said it's really particular to the major you apply for. The "backdoor" way to get into Cal Poly is apply for an agriculture major, such as Environmental Horticulture or Agricultural Business. Here's a list of general stats I have noticed for each college:
College of Agriculture- GPA 3.5+ . SAT 1650+
College of Architecture- GPA 4.1+ . SAT 1900+
College of Engineering- GPA 3.95+ . SAT 1850+
College of Math and Science- GPA 3.95+ . SAT 1800+
College of Liberal Arts- GPA 3.75+ . SAT 1750
Orfalea College of Business- GPA 4.0+ . SAT 1800+
SAT: 1850 Male
May 29 2010Architecture You need a solid GPA and solid ACT/SAT scores.
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