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Cal Poly (also known as California Polytechnic State University, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) is a public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, known for its Learn by Doing philosophy which encourages students to combine theory with practice to solve real-world problems. It is one of two polytechnics in the California State University system.
The university is organized into six colleges offering 64 bachelor’s and 32 master’s degrees. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo primarily focuses on undergraduate education with 20,425 undergraduate and 881 graduate students. The university is located in San Luis Obispo, California, often noted as one of the happiest cities in the United States with many alumni in Silicon Valley. The university participates in the Big West Conference in athletics.
Cal Poly has one of the largest college campuses in the United States.It owns 9,678 acres and is the second largest land-holding university in California. The lands are used for student education and include the main campus, two nearby agricultural lands, and two properties in Santa Cruz County. Part of the Cal Poly property is the Swanton Pacific Ranch, a 3,200-acre (1,300 ha) ranch located in Santa Cruz County, California, outside the town of Davenport. The ranch provides educational and research opportunities, encompasses rangeland, livestock, and forestry operations for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental sciences, and fosters Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing teaching philosophy of with emphasis on sustainable management of agricultural practices with a mix of laboratory experiments.
Cal Poly’s admissions process is “more selective” according to U.S. News & World Report.
For students admitted Fall 2017, 16,695 freshmen were accepted out of 48,571 applicants, a 34.4% acceptance rate. Fall 2017 admitted students have an average GPA of 4.04, average ACT score of 30, and average SAT score of 1391.
For Fall 2017 admitted transfer students, Cal Poly accepted 1,758 of 8,348 applicants, a 21.0% acceptance rate. Fall 2017 admitted transfer students have an average college GPA of 3.41.
For Fall 2016 students, the average high school GPA was 3.92. The middle 50% range of SAT scores for the Fall 2016 enrolled freshmen was 560–660 for critical reading and 590–700 for math, while the ACT Composite range was 26–31. Men constituted 50.3% of the incoming class of 2020, women 49.7%.
Cal Poly requires students to declare a major when applying for admission, and the university then admits the most competitive applicants within each major based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. As a result, changing majors at the university is not guaranteed. Each major has a specific change of major plan which includes required classes to be taken while maintaining a certain GPA (usually between 2.5–2.75) in order to be considered as a candidate. In some cases students wishing to change majors transfer to other universities.
Due to continued reductions in state funding, Fall 2011 fees for the average student reached approximately $2,600 per quarter. For comparison, the Spring 2002 fees for the average student were $760 per quarter. While total yearly fees for an in-state student were just $2,976 in 2002, students entering in fall 2011 faced an annual fee of over $7,900.
Of the students enrolled in fall 2014, 61.6% of undergraduates and 70.0% of first-time freshmen received some form of financial aid in 2014–15. The amount of financial aid awarded in 2014–15 totaled $151.5 million, of which 64.3% came from federal funds, 11.9% came from state funds and 17.5% came from institutional funds. Loans comprised 55.6% of the financial aid, 31.2% came in the form of grants, and 10.2% in scholarship
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural Education and Communication
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
Experience Industry Management
Food Science and Nutrition
Horticulture and Crop Science
Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
Wine and Viticulture
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
City and Regional Planning
Orfalea College of Business
College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
Art and Design
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Liberal Arts
Psychology and Child Development
Theatre and Dance
Women’s and Gender Studies
World Languages and Cultures
College of Science and Mathematics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kinesiology and Public Health
School of Education
BA Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies
MS Engineering Management
MCRP/MS Engineering, Transportation Planning