California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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world rank 192

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University Overview

Established in 1901, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of San Luis Obispo (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 116 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Cal Poly also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
Cal Poly

Founded
1901

Motto
Discere Faciendo Learn by Doing

Colours
Green and gold

Mascot
Mustang

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University Location

Address
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo (population range: 10,000-49,999)
93407-1111 California United States

T +1 (805) 756 1111

F +1 (805) 756 5400

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

uniRank Degree/Study Matrix
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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l studentover 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 30-40%

Admission Office
Admissions Office, Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo 93407-0031
+1 (805) 756 2311


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Quadmesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes Go to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's Library

Housing
University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB)

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Affiliations

  • California State University System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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