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Cal Poly SLO out of state applicants

carolinebarrettcarolinebarrett 0 replies4 threads New Member
If I'm coming from the east coast, and my stats seem to match up, how much will being out of state affect my chances of getting in?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30548 replies422 threads Forum Champion
    Out of state applicants are in a different admission pool than in-state applicants and there are less applicants from OOS so your chances are usually higher for an acceptance.

    That said, make sure that Cal Poly SLO is affordable at full fees since OOS students get little to no financial aid.

    Cost of attendance for an OOS student currently is around $43K/year.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 28013 replies206 threads Senior Member
    I'm a big fan of SLO, but can't for the life of me understand why anyone would pay OOS fees to attend it. (unless your family was moving to CA in the next year or two)
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    @bluebayou: Because it's much cheaper than full-pay at a private and, depending on the state you live in, better than any in-state option you have?

    BTW, CalPoly SLO OOS is only slightly more expensive than in-state tuition at the most expensive publics like PSU and UIUC Engineering.
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