Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodD
- Student LifeA
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Big Sky Conference
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.215 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.216 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.215 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management729 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies264 Graduates
Animal Sciences and Husbandry244 Graduates
Agricultural Business238 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering203 Graduates
Civil Engineering164 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering146 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.271 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.334 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.147 responses
- Very Good1320
I love attending Cal Poly! After just one quarter, I really have nothing bad to say about my experience here. I would have to say the best part has been the environment and the incredible people I am surrounded by. Everyone from the staff to the professors to the students is helpful and friendly and I feel so welcome here. They did a great job at helping the freshman to have a smooth transition to college life and to make friends. The food is not what comes from a gourmet five star restaurant, but this is college, and there are so many options for everyone. Even more options will be available soon with the new housing and dining areas being built. The surroundings are beautiful and the campus is very active as well! Students are very driven to succeed and I always feel safe on campus. I am so glad that I get to call myself a mustang!
- 20 days ago
Cal Poly is a tremendous school with a variety of academic opportunities and social activity. The College of Business provides students with a myriad of career resources that prepare students for a profession. The education we receive is nationally recognized. The school also strongly encourages students to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and professors are encouraged to support students as best they can. Overall, I have had a phenomenal experience at this university, and am ecstatic to go back for my senior year this fall!
- College Senior
- 4 months ago
Cal Poly has been the best experience of my life so far. I came in as a freshman in 2013 and it was the best decision I have made. My freshman door mate is now my best friend and I have made such amazing friends here. The downtown scene is definitely fun as well. San Luis Obispo is the definition of a college town, every where you go there are college kids, which is what makes it fun! I played for the basketball team there and the athletic environment is awesome also. There are different scenes that you could be apart of but I bet they all are fun, every one is free to be who they want and it's awesome!
- 23 days ago