California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Summary

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College of Business

Basic Statistics

Location
San Luis Obispo, CA
Website
www.calpoly.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
17,066
Part-Time Undergrads
659
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$8,043
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,071
Room & Board
$10,476
Acceptance Rate
37 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1130–1330
Average ACT Scores
25–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Coastal location
  • Educational quality
  • "Learning by doing!"
  • The ladies

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The Cal Poly Foundation
  • Campus food
  • Campus police
  • The guys (compared to the ladies, at least)

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Cal Poly students generally have nothing bad to say about their time spent in San Luis. A good part of the permanent-resident community attended Cal Poly once upon a time, which is a testament to how much people love San Luis Obispo. Members of the community enjoy discussing time-tested traditions and activities with current students whenever they run into them. There is absolutely a shared love of Cal Poly throughout the community.

The "learn by doing" philosophy truly does permeate all majors and aspects of campus life, and this is one of the things that sets Cal Poly apart most. Students truly do get the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of people to get to produce tangible evidence of their degrees. Students are prepared extremely well for after-college life since there are so many opportunities to develop a skill set and grow. When asked about their favorite aspects of Cal Poly, nearly every student will say that "everything," "the people," and "the weather" are their favorite qualities. You can't go wrong with these three!

Cal Poly Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: the off campus housing is pretty good, although nothing is out of the ordinary fancy. even regular residents just have average houses

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Cal poly is amazing and i do not wish to have attended any other university.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Engineering is very big at cal poly so i have no doubt that my education will be a good one.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: the school does not support greek very much and the greek houses are not very big or cool. greek life here breaks the stereotypes you see on tv

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: the campus strictness would be fine if they didn't freak out so much about parking...

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