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
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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 Management729Graduates
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies264Graduates
- Animal Sciences and Husbandry244Graduates
- Agricultural Business238Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering203Graduates
- Civil Engineering164Graduates
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering146Graduates
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
- Very Good1316
As a student, I can really say that the whole "learn by doing" motto has played its role in every class I've had since freshman year. The professors here are truly motivated in seeing us apply what we've learned into the real world, and watching us succeed in the process. The environment for this type of teaching and learning dynamic is perfect here in Cal Poly, and SLO as well. I've met amazing people here and I'm so happy to be part of the Cal Poly community.
- 13 hours ago
I have only been here for a month and the only complaint I have is that the vegetarian food on campus is not that great. Things that actually matter (academics, campus life, transportation, the city) have not let me down.
- 4 days ago
I love the number of opportunities on campus and the culture fostered in SLO. The past three years have been absolutely amazing and I can't see myself in any other kind of college.
- 7 days ago