|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, is a distinctive learning community that offers students an exceptional hands-on education to prepare them for the scientific and technical world of tomorrow.
Hundreds of recruiting firms employ students from the university each year. The school hosts an average of 300 to 600 different employers throughout the year, providing students with a wealth of networking opportunities.
Student life includes a variety of campus events and student groups. The school hosts theatre productions, concerts and guest speakers as its upscale performing arts center. Many leadership and volunteer activities are offered to help with professional development.
Academics include a variety of bachelor’s degrees through six colleges:
- Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- Architecture and Environmental Design
- Science and Mathematics
Graduate programs are offered in Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Psychology, Industrial Engineering and many more.
Admissions require students to select a major on their application. Major changes are not allowed after a student applies. Students should not send in additional materials unless contacted by the school.
Tuition is set lower for California residents. Financial aid is available to eligible students who file a FAFSA between January 1 to March 2 of the prior academic year. Types of aid include scholarships, state grants, federal grants, loans and more.
80% of students gave California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 5 stars overall.
Love the school, very beautiful area full of rolling hills, awesome people, you should definitely apply.
I loved my college experience! San Luis Obispo is a small town, but it was a great place to live for 4+ years. The only tough part about Cal Poly is that its so impacted, a lot of students don't graduate in 4 years because they can't get the classes needed to complete their degrees. Oftentimes classes are offered only one quarter a year, and if you can't get in, you have to wait until the next year to take it. But other than that, it was a beautiful, fun place to go to college, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a 4 year university. Great balance of academic life and social life.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||18,116|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||19,459|
- Latino: 13%
- African American: 1%
- Caucasian: 63%
- Asian: 11%
- Unknown and Other: 11%
|Unknown and Other||11%|
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