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 Long Beach ($18,726).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Long Beach than Cal Poly.
  • Cal Poly has a higher submitted SAT score (1,315) than Cal State Long Beach (1,130).
  • Cal Poly has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Cal State Long Beach (23).
  • Cal State Long Beach has more students with 40,069 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • Cal State Long Beach has more full-time faculties with 1,087 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-Long Beach.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal PolyCal State Long Beach
Cal Polyvs.Cal State Long Beach
San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaLocationLong Beach, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,846
Out-Of-State$18,726
53% ($6,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($8,722)
$6,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,722
34.61 %Acceptance Rates27.99 %
31.24 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.44 %
1,315SAT Score1,130
29ACT Score23
83 %Graduation Rate73 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
94 %Retention Rate89 %
22,440Student Population40,069
881Number of Faculties1,087
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio24 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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