California Polytechnic State University is a four-year, public university located in San Luis Obispo along California's Central Coast. The school offers its 18,000 students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for the scientific and technical world.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4 - Year College
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban setting
“Learning by doing” is the central tenet of Cal Poly. The university’s comprehensive undergraduate programs combine technical and professional curricula with an education in arts and humanities. Students can participate in 64 bachelor’s, 31 master’s, or one doctorate program.
As the second largest land holding university, Cal Poly encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of land, including the San Luis Creek Ranch and Swanton Pacific Ranch.