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 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 State University-Fullerton and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal State FullertonCal Poly
Cal State Fullertonvs.Cal Poly
Fullerton, CaliforniaLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$6,976
Out-Of-State$18,856
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
68% ($8,612)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,996)
$8,612Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,996
45.72 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
21.19 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
69 %Graduation Rate83 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
89 %Retention Rate94 %
42,051Student Population22,440
1,018Number of Faculties881
27 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 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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