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Cal Poly SLO Admission Chances

17student9917student99 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited January 2017 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
What are my chances of getting in Cal Poly SLO?

Intended Major: Comp Sci
W GPA: 4.23
UW GPA: 3.93
Ranked 5th in Class
Have only had 2 B's, one was freshman year.
ACT: 29

Have held leadership positions, 1-5 hours in clubs
16-20 per week for work

4 years of math, ap calc this year
4 years of science, honors bio, ap physics, honors chem and physics, ap environmental science
4 years of spanish
4 years of honors/ap level english
ap macro and micro economics, ap gov, honors world history, honors us history
3 semesters of fine arts
3 of practical arts
4 of PE

Out of state, female, multiple ethnicities if those affect anything


Thanks!

Replies to: Cal Poly SLO Admission Chances

  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,568 Senior Member
    You need to calculate your Eligibility Index and see where that compares to admitted students for CS.
    https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/elig_index_calculator.asp

    I don't see a year of visual or performing arts. It is a requirement for students for admission. Practical arts isn't the same thing.

    Can you afford CP-SLO?
    You are responsible for full fees as an out of state student. $40K per year. There is no financial aid for OOS students.
    Affirmative action is illegal in California so, ethnic diversity isn't a qualifying factor.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,949 Forum Champion
    edited January 2017
    You have a competitive GPA but your ACT score is low (average 33). Also, SLO uses an MCA score instead of an eligibility index to rank applicants. Around a 4700 is competitive.

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/cal-poly-san-luis-obispo/1694769-confused-about-mca-score.html

    CS has about a 10% acceptance rate and is the most difficult admit at SLO.

    What are your Math and English ACT section scores? SLO only uses these scores in their MCA calculation.

    I would say Low Reach- High Match.
  • nikiblinovnikiblinov Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I applied to the Architecture major at Cal Poly SLO and would love some input on what you guys think my chances are. I can't seem to find any stats for architecture and I'm not sure how competitive it is compared to other majors.

    My stats:
    OOS girl
    CSU UWGPA: 3.66
    WGPA: 3.97
    ACT Composite: 31
    ACT (just Math and English): 34
    MCA: 4425
    3 APs including AB Calc

    Let me know if anyone has any insight on the architecture major as I can't find anything with stats for it. Thanks
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,949 Forum Champion
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