Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1224
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $0
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,416
  • University Selectivity
    33%
  • University Yield
    37%
  • Average Salary
    $55,344
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1971
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, California 93407, United States
Website
405x225

Orfalea College of Business

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About California Polytechnic State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
33% California Polytechnic State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Extracurricular activities
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
48479% 48,479
33% 33
37% 37
33% School Selectivity
37% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

N/A

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
7235% 7,235
31% 31
36% 36
31% Program Selectivity
36% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

N/A

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Other
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.3
  • Other transfer requirements Internal transfers must obtain a 3.3 minimum GPA in selected business courses while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Internal transfer is a competitive process.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 91
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

N/A

Careers

Oracle 15
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 14
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 8
  • Deloitte 8
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
88% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
67% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
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
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
100% 100
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Oracle 15
  • Ernst & Young 14
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 8
  • Deloitte 8
  • Cisco 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 96
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 471
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Counseling, one-to-one resume/cover letter reviews, interview skills development, various quarterly career preparation workshops, employer panels, networking events and on-campus interviewing.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$21,663
Total Yearly Cost
  • Fees $8,724
  • Expenses $12,939
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$32,823
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $11,160
  • Fees $8,724
  • Expenses $12,939
23% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 26%
  • Merit 74%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.calpoly.edu
Scholarships
$2,157,375
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$2,676,509
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Orfalea College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
54% 50
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
66% 38
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
15 Orfalea College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Packaging Technology
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
13% Less than 20 Students 16% More than 50 Students
71% 21 to 50 students
38 Average number of students in non-business required electives
88 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2004
Degrees Offered
  • BS Business Administration
  • BS Economics
  • BS Industrial Technology
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
77% 77
86% 86
Prominent Faculty
  • Steve Mintz

    Accounting Ethics

  • Eric Fisher

    Economics

  • Joan Lindsey-Mullikin

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students may enroll in 2-12 units per quarter of internship credit depending on the number of hours they are working per week during their internship. This requires a contract with their internship supervisor.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Students can choose to study anywhere in the world for one term to one year, and receive credit in business and general education courses at accredited institutions. Orfalea College actively supports study abroad by offering significant grant money to its students interested in studying abroad.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Business clubs are actively engaged in campus and community service projects throughout the year. In addition, the university has more than 20 student organizations with volunteer program opportunities.

Students

45% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 65% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1300 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
61% 61
Asian American
14% 14
Hispanic
14% 14
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
96%
1%
1%
2%
0%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
93% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
70% 70
88% 88

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 22,268
Alumni Donations
$361 Average Gift $10,000 Largest Gift

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Most Prominent Alumni
  • Gary Erickson

    CEO Clif Bar & Company

  • J.W. Boswell

    President, J.G. Boswell Company

  • Quentin Lilly

    President, Technicolor Home Entertainment Group