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Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance RateN.A.
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About Cuesta College

Cuesta College Overview

Cuesta College is a public school in the rural setting of San Luis Obispo, California. Cuesta College was founded in 1964 and enrolls 12,025 undergrads and no graduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 13.

Student Activities at Cuesta College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Cuesta College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Cuesta College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Cuesta College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Cuesta College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Cuesta College on the Student Life page.

2022 Cuesta College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,288
Out-of-State $9,408

Is Cuesta College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Cuesta College offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cuesta College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Cuesta College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Cuesta College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Cuesta College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Cuesta College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Cuesta College.

Based on this information, does Cuesta College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Cuesta College a good school for you?

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Where is Cuesta College Located?

Cuesta College is located in the rural setting of San Luis Obispo, California.

If you would like to see Cuesta College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 1 to San Luis Obispo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, San Luis Obispo County Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Cuesta College and San Luis Obispo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 8106 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106

Campus Setting: Rural

Cuesta College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 13

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cuesta College is Aug 13.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cuesta College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cuesta College ACT Scores

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Cuesta College SAT Scores

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Cuesta College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,338

In State

$8,898

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,288
$8,848
Fees
$50
$50
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Unknown

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,025

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,338

Out-of-State

$8,898

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 13
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