California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Cal Poly Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: theme housing.
Room & Board Expenses $10,679
Living On-Campus 36%
Living Off-Campus 64%

Cal Poly Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

78% of students gave California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

Downton SLO is awesome, we get a huge farmer's market going every Thursday night on the streets of downtown with lots of music, bounce houses, food, and people. We go really big on soccer and there are over 200 clubs so finding one that interests you will be no problem. Overall great atmosphere

Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

College Life Rating

Great, fun, wonderful! Lots of on campus activities, WOW (week of welcome) stands out as a great memory from my freshman year. I then joined a sorority which became a central part of my life and experience at Cal Poly. I thought the Greek system offered support as well as great learning opportunities that translated into after-college opportunities. I made great friends that I'm still very close with to this day. Its a relatively large Greek system, but it didn't feel like you had to be a part of the Greek system to have fun or be social. There are still a lot of other opportunities on campus for social activities, groups, etc.

Cal Poly Campus Safety

Medical Center Emergency Department
(805) 756-1211

Cal Poly Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Mustangs
School Song: Ride High, You Mustangs
School Colors: green and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities baseball, football, and soccer stadium; basketball, volleyball, and wrestling gymnasium; diving and swimming pool, golf course, softball field, track and field
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Great West Conference
Basketball: Big West Conference
Baseball: Big West Conference
Track: Big West Conference

Athletics Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Athletic Director Name
Donald Oberhelman
Athletic Department Email

Cal Poly Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 23
Number of Sororities: 14
Military Programs

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Cal Poly Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

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