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California Polytechnic State University

California Polytechnic State University or California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly, is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world.

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About

History

California Polytechnic State University or California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly,is a public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. Founded in 1901 as a vocational high school, it is currently one of only two polytechnic universities in the 23-member California State University system.

Education

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located inSan Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world. Comprising six distinct colleges, the university offers 64 bachelor's degrees, 32 master's degrees, and 7 teaching credentials. The university does not confer doctoral degrees.

Research

The Office of Research and Economic Development provides leadership and support to Cal Poly faculty and students in their pursuit of excellence in their research and creative efforts.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
847
2019
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2018
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
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2019
801
2018
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

We are committed to offering a two-year, high-quality campus living and educational environment to Cal Poly students based on availability. University Housing is dedicated to providing housing to all new students; however, with student numbers varying each year, our ability to meet the demand may fluctuate, so pay attention to dates and schedules.

Off-Campus Housing Listing Services are also available for Students.

Medical services

Cal Poly Campus Health & Wellbeing, located next to the Rec Center, provides care by appointment and on a walk-in basis to students. In addition to ambulatory care, we offer lab testing, on-site X-Rays, prescription medications, counseling services, and holistic wellbeing services.

Health Insurance is strongly recommended.

Student Life

Campus life

Cal Poly's main campus features a pedestrian-friendly core, convenient parking and connections to San Luis Obispo County's transportation services.

Sports facilities

The mission of the Club Sports Program at Cal Poly is to provide a form of athletic and educational activity which is an integral part of collegiate life. It provides a common theme for a diversified student body, faculty, staff, and alumni to operate as partners both inside and outside the community. The Club Sports program at Cal Poly promotes the positive values of physical activity, learned skills, team development, and sportsmanship acquired through participation in competitions and organized activities.

Student clubs

Clubs and Independent Student Organizations at Cal Poly provide opportunities that incorporate instruction, scholarship, and service in a’” Learn by Doing” environment. Students, staff, and faculty partner to apply theory to practice by competing in national competitions, addressing global issues, and serving the community at large. The Clubs and Independent Student Organizations' hands-on approach develops leadership skills, enhances social growth, and complements the academic curriculum.

Student Reviews

Technology
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my experience studying computer Engineering in KNUST is a life time experience, which has helped me to know more about the technological world

Boost self-confidence and well communication in public
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was difficult to study in university but it was good to have that experience because through that I challenged myself being perseverance of what I want to have a profession. Through my experience I encountered lot of obstacles in my life especially in financial but I still never give up, I build a small business to provide my needs, I am a scholar of the university...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The city of San Luis Obispo is ranked as one of the happiest cities in America and I certainly found this to be true. People are engaged in healthy lifestyles and there is a ton to do in this town. The university is well ranked and is becoming increasingly difficult to get in to. I found Cal Poly challenging, and learned a ton the four years I spent here.

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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