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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

About the college

California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly, is a 4 year public university. The university is quite large with more than 18,000 students and counting. Hands on training in a real world set up is how Cal Poly teaches its students. The school was founded in 1901 and is now the second largest land holding universities in the state of California.


The California Polytechnic State University main campus is located in the city of San Luis Obispo in California. With an astounding 6,000 acres of land for students California Polytechnic State University the one of the best schools in the great state of California. The campus has a prime location spot in the foothills of the city. It is close to the central coast’s beaches, which gives students a place to study and relax with the comforting sounds of the waves. Cal Poly can be reached by car, bus and shuttle, air and train. The campus is dedicated to teaching undergraduate programs that pair arts and humanities with a curriculum that involves a technical and professional approach.


It is easy to see why California Polytechnic State University is ranked high as a school with the best in education. It offers its students graduate programs, majors for freshman and transfer students, several services committed to continuing education, specialty academic programs and colleges that specialize in different areas of interest. The majors programs offer students the ability to earn bachelors degrees in areas like arts, science and others. Continuing education has programs like adult programs and an open university to finish college credits or to use if you missed an admission date.

The specialty academic program has an honors course, international education class and military science department. With the graduate programs and colleges, available California Polytechnic State University has a career path for each and every student.

College Type: 4-year, Public

Offering: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree

Campus Setting: Suburb, Small

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 19777, 95% undergraduates
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