Cal Poly’s admission rate for Fall 2014 applicants is the lowest in university history — 28 percent.
Of the 51,707 students who applied for Fall 2014, only 14,749 students were selected. In regards to freshmen, that number was just 13,303 out of 43,803 — a 30.4 percent acceptance rate. For transfers, 1,320 out of 7,868 were selected — a 16.8 percent acceptance rate.
Freshmen accepted to Cal Poly also had the highest academic profile ever seen in admitted students — a weighted grade point average of 3.97 and a combined reading and math SAT score of 1318 out of 1600. The average ACT composite score was also at 29, Associate Director of Admissions Terrance Harris said.