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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at CPSU-San Luis Obispo
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at CPSU-San Luis Obispo
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
19,855
17,086
# Admitted
5,746
5,791
% Admitted
28.9%
33.9%
% Overall
31.2%

Students who got into CPSU-San Luis Obispo:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (23), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (6)
There is no essay and I don't think theyAug 06 2013Business - Management and Administration
There is no essay and I don't think they really care about your extracurriculars. Your GPA and test scores are pretty much put into a computer, which assigns you a score that is then used to determine who gets in.
ACT: 33 SAT: 2210 Female
Should've worked harder for the SAT/ACT (refused to takeJan 30 2010History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Should've worked harder for the SAT/ACT (refused to take classes--had a 1950 on the new scale, fyi), but did well enough. Took loads of AP classes (Physics C, Calc AB and BC, US History, European History, and Government), took honors courses when I could. Was active in school (4-year varsity athlete, various community service/on campus groups), landed a solid HS GPA (4.3). Getting into Cal Poly is a pure numbers game.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1350 Male
A high gpa and SAT are key for Cal PolyApr 25 2007Biology
A high gpa and SAT are key for Cal Poly. I'd focus more on those than extracurriculars. A 3.9 (weighted) and 1250 SAT seem to be the norm these days.
Cal Poly takes a huge chunk in determining yourFeb 26 2005Electrical Engineering
Cal Poly takes a huge chunk in determining your admission from GPA and test scores, so higher is usually always better, with small chunks from extracurricular activities and work experience. You are only competed against applicants who are applying for the same major as you. My GPA was 3.8 and I had a 1290 on the SAT, so getting in was not too much problem for me. As long as you are above the average stats, you should be fine, but admissions seem pretty random nowadays.
SAT: 1290 Female
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