Read your recent posts with interest, re. Cal Poly rejection. My daughter was outright rejected from SLO (civil E) while receiving the UCLA likely letter. Seems fishy!
I don't have a problem with SLO being super-selective, but it seems unfair to "spring it" on applicants without warning, when the school's published accepted stats are so much lower. I could imagine students NOT applying to UCLA or Berkeley, thinking they were almost surely in at SLO. If SLO better publicized its high cutoffs by major, at least students would be able to adjust their application strategy accordingly.