Cal Poly is projecting enrollment of 4,488 first-time freshmen and 760 transfer students this year — and enrolling 383 less freshmen and 187 less transfer students than last year.
According to Cal Poly admissions officers, getting into Cal Poly is up to the cold logic of a computer.
Joseph Pack/Staff Photographer Minorities now make up 30.8 percent of the freshman applicant pool. Suha Saya [follow id=”suhasaya”] For some students, a familiar face is hard to find. If she hadn’t searched for diversity through different clubs and activities, business…
Undergraduate applications increased roughly 10 percent from last year, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Marketing James Maraviglia said.
Cal Poly was once a small agriculture and technical school. In 1992, only 7744 prospective students applied to the university. Today, more than 40,000 students are fighting for an acceptance letter.
The largest freshman class to date — totaling 4,800 — was welcomed to the Cal Poly community for the 2013-2014 school year.
[box]Getting into Cal Poly is growing increasingly difficult[/box] Cal Poly’s application rate is at a record-high, but acceptance rates remain low. With the demand for Cal Poly on the rise, and state funding at an all-time low, acceptance to the…