Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
11,024
Total Number of Undergrads
11,024
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
29:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
41%
58%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
White
75%
Hispanic
13%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
3%

What Students Are Saying

3.16 Average Rating
Academic rigor, I would say, is okay. It is a college so expect to put a lot of time and effort if you want to excel.
Isabel from Shandon, CA
As previously stated, the five credit classes can be brutal, especially if it's a class that is not your best subject. The other classes are not very difficult as long as you keep up with the work that is assigned, and make sure you ask question when you need help.
Student from California
Cuesta College instruction is academically rigorous, students actively explore, research and solve complex problems to develop a deep understanding of core academic concepts that reflect college readiness standards. Increasing rigor does not mean more and longer homework assignments, rather, it means time and opportunity for students to develop and apply habits of mind as they navigate sophisticated and reflective learning experiences. Students with strong habits of mind weigh evidence, consider varying viewpoints, see connections, identify patterns, evaluate outcomes, speculate on possibilities and assess value. They find creative paths to resolve problems when they donâ??t immediately know the answer. Through an academically rigorous program students not only gain knowledge and skills to achieve at high levels, they also gain ways of thinking and doing that prepare them for college, work and citizenship.
Lucinda from Grover Beach, CA
Cuesta is community college in a semester system. This allows for the professors to be able to take more time to teach and more time for you to learn. Many of my professors have been difficult, but success in those hard classes are attainable if you simply keep up with the reading and participate in class. I think that Cuesta is a good stepping stone from high school to a four year college. It is not as intense as Cal Poly for example, but the classes are harder than high school.
Elina from San Luis Obispo, CA
I really can't say much on this topic, I think the academic rigor is great at Cuesta.
Student from Atascadero, CA

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