The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • Cal Poly has more expensive tuition & fees ($28,105) than Cal State Fullerton ($18,856).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than Cal State Fullerton.
  • Cal Poly has a higher submitted SAT score (1,315) than Cal State Fullerton (1,090).
  • Cal Poly has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Cal State Fullerton (21).
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 42,051 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • Cal State Fullerton has more full-time faculties with 1,018 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and California State University-Fullerton.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal PolyCal State Fullerton
Cal Polyvs.Cal State Fullerton
San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaLocationFullerton, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,976
Out-Of-State$18,856
53% ($6,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($8,612)
$6,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,612
34.61 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
31.24 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
1,315SAT Score1,090
29ACT Score21
83 %Graduation Rate69 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
94 %Retention Rate89 %
22,440Student Population42,051
881Number of Faculties1,018
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio27 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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