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California Polytechnic State University

4.5 out of 5 (10 ratings / 8 reviews) San Luis Obispo, California, United States
We know people learn best when they do the work themselves. For more than a century, we’ve taught our students to work together using their heads and their hands to find solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. It’s why our alumni are prepared to hit the ground running and empowered to make a better future for California, our nation and our world.

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About

History

The founding of California Polytechnic State University, with its “learn-by-doing” philosophy, began when local journalist Myron Angel gathered a group of citizens in 1894 to lobby for a state school in San Luis Obispo. On March 8, 1901, Governor Gage signed legislation to establish the California Polytechnic School.

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. 

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.

Career

How career-ready are you? Choose the Career Navigation level that best describes you. To progress through the levels, select the action steps that seem most appealing and useful to you. Complete as many as you’d like and consider repeating any that you found particularly helpful. Before you know it, you’ll stand out and be ready for your next career step.

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
-
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
-
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.

Library services

The mission of Robert E. Kennedy Library is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo.

ICT services

  • Serves as campus contact to answer questions regarding the ICT review process
  • Ensures that ICT checklists and related documentation, reviews and approvals are complete
  • Reviews and approves ICT products/services for compliance with campus technical standards
  • Documents findings and requests clarification or additional information as needed

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

  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu
  • IEEE  Consumer Electronics Society Student Branch
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE-PES) Student Branch
  • Cal Poly Racing
  • Audio Engineering Society club

Accreditation

The University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Senior College and University Commission.

Student Reviews

My Experience at Unilag
Juliet Nwachukwu rated 2 out of 5 stars

I really liked the interaction between the lecturers and students. The school learning facilities can be improved. My overall study experience is a very informative one, I learned things that I applied into my business and got results.We were opportuned to apply our studies to real life situations. I grew personal and the knowledge acquired also spilled over to my...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was a transfer student however I met many other transfer students and enjoyed my time at cal poly. Beautiful campus, community oriented feel, however the lack of diversity in cultures was a little weird.

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

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