Profile Data from 2012
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    609.82
  • Program Cost
    $27,967
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1 Grand Avenue
Bldg 03 - Rm 409
San Luis Obispo, California 93407, United States
Website

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    69%
  • Selectivity
    30%
  • Job Offers
    80%

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About California Polytechnic State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 48
  • Median 18
  • Middle 80% 12 to 26
Admissions Selectivity
30% Orfalea College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

609.82 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 180
30% 30.0
69% 69.0
Female
22% 22
International
8% 8
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Business
  • Other Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Other Business
  • Other Science
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • San Francisco State University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Long Beach State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Berkely
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Not Considered
  • Recommendations Not Considered
  • Interviews Not Considered
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Intuit
  • Chevron
  • Cisco
  • Intel
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0% 0
740 to 769
0%
0% 0
710 to 739
0%
10% 10
680 to 709
0%
2% 2
650 to 679
0%
12% 12
620 to 649
0%
14% 14
590 to 619
0%
22% 22
560 to 589
0%
22% 22
530 to 559
0%
18% 18
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Job offers within 3 months after graduation
80% Orfalea College of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
64% 63.699022556390986
60% Receive Offers
60% 60
58% 57.85206896551723
60% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
20% 20
21% 21.110859375
20% Receive Offers
20% 20
25% 24.93132867132867
20% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 550
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • various Los Angeles companies

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $27,967
  • Budget $43,804
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $39,871
  • Budget $55,708
$1,000 Average Scholarship Amount 80% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
95% 95
80% 80
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$117,030
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
40 Orfalea College of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Tax
  • Agribusiness, Graphic Communications
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSEE (Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA/MSIE (Industrial Engineering)
  • MBA/MSME (Mechanical Engineering)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 11
  • Distance learning No

Students: Who are my classmates?

5% Married Students 5% International Students
35% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
80% 80
Asian American
12% 12
Hispanic
5% 5
Student Citizenship
North America
85% 85
Asia
10% 10
Middle East and North Africa
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months