We've overseen thousands of students get into their top choice schools, from state colleges to the Ivy League.
The middle 50% of students admitted to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo received a composite ACT score between 26 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 26.
In 2018, the average high school GPA for incoming Cal Poly freshman was 4.0.
The application requires submission of academic information, essay question responses, and one (1) high school teacher letter of recommendation.
Test scores and GPA information will be downloaded from applicants' Cal Poly Pomona application.
Instead, admissions are based primarily on GPA and test scores.
Cal Poly wants to see strong grades in the most challenging classes available—Advanced Placement, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment classes— the more rigorous your high school record, the better.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in.
Some students who have grades and scores that are on target for Cal Poly still get rejected.
What makes the difference between an acceptance and a rejection?