Campus & Student Life at Cuesta College

Home to about 10,093 undergraduates in 2020, Cuesta College is a large, public college located in San Luis Obispo, California. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cuesta College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cuesta College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cuesta College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Cuesta College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cuesta College Disability Services.

Cuesta College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cuesta College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cuesta College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cuesta College for Veterans Guide.

Cuesta College offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Cuesta College does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cuesta College

Cuesta College does not offer on-campus housing.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cuesta College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cuesta College

Cuesta College has a comparatively large, student body. There were 10,093 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,987 (29.6%). Part-time attendance was 7,106 (70.4%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
2,9877,10610,093

Cuesta College is Ranked #1,388 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cuesta College is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cuesta College #1388 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cuesta College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cuesta College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cuesta College Diversity Guide.

Cuesta College Competes in the NJCAA

Cuesta College has a total of 271 student athletes, 135 men and 136 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,187,223
Total Expenses (all teams)$999,524
Net$187,699

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cuesta College Athletics

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