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 (1,130) than Cal State Long Beach (1,130).
  • Cal Poly has higher submitted ACT score (23) 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 State University-Long Beach and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal State Long BeachCal Poly
Cal State Long Beachvs.Cal Poly
Long Beach, CaliforniaLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$6,846
Out-Of-State$18,726
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
72% ($8,722)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,996)
$8,722Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,996
27.99 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
23.44 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,130SAT Score1,315
23ACT Score29
73 %Graduation Rate83 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
89 %Retention Rate94 %
40,069Student Population22,440
1,087Number of Faculties881
24 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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