California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

country rank  120
world rank  243

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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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 118 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 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym Cal Poly
Founded 1901
Motto Discere Faciendo
Learn by Doing
Colours Green and gold

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office PO Box 312
Atascadero 93423
+1 (503) 459 6873

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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)

Memberships and 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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