California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (commonly referred to as Cal Poly) is a public education institution in San Luis Obispo, California.

Programs offered at Cal Poly include bachelor's and master's degrees in over 39 subject areas and 87 specializations. The school has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and has specialized accreditation from the American Dietetic Association - Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

This institution offers dual credit and study abroad programs. The school allows high school AP classes to be used as credit and on-campus day care is provided.

General Information

Main Phone: (805) 756 -1111 Website: www.calpoly.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 854
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Large (10,000 - 20,000 students) Undergraduates: 17,737
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 1,045
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 33%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 55


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Transcript
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 540 640
SAT Math 580 680
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 25 31

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 33,627
Accepted 10,942
Acceptance Rate 33%
Enrolled 3,463

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 96% Full-time 4% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 75% Full-time 25% Part-time
Student Gender 55% Men 45% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

62% White 0% American Indian/Alaska Native
1% Black or African American 5% Multiracial
13% Hispanic/Latino 11% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 8% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 34% $ 6,148
Local Grant 19% $4,061
Institutional Grant 24% $ 3,534
Student Loans 30% $ 5,395

Majors & Degrees


Architecture and Related Services

City and Urban Planning

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
City, Community and Regional Planning - - 57 12 -

Architecture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Architecture - - 150 8 -

City and Urban Planning

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
City, Community and Regional Planning - - 57 12 -

Landscape Architecture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Landscape Architecture - - 51 - -

Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Animal Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Animal Sciences - - 144 - -
Dairy Science - - 23 - -

Agricultural Production

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Viticulture and Enology - - 76 - -

Plant Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Horticultural Science - - 14 - -
Agronomy - - 14 - -

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ornamental Horticulture - - 28 - -

Agriculture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agriculture - - - 36 -

Agricultural Mechanization

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Mechanization - - 6 - -

Agricultural Business and Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Business and Management - - 156 - -

Food Science and Technology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Food Science - - 20 - -

Soil Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Soil Science - - 3 - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Forestry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Forestry - - 15 3 -

Natural Resources Management and Policy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Natural Resources Management and Policy Development - - 24 - -

Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies - - 7 - -

Architecture and Related Services

City and Urban Planning

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
City, Community and Regional Planning - - 57 12 -

Architecture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Architecture - - 150 8 -

City and Urban Planning

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
City, Community and Regional Planning - - 57 12 -

Landscape Architecture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Landscape Architecture - - 51 - -

Agriculture Operations and Sciences

Animal Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Animal Sciences - - 144 - -
Dairy Science - - 23 - -

Agricultural Production

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Viticulture and Enology - - 76 - -

Plant Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Horticultural Science - - 14 - -
Agronomy - - 14 - -

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ornamental Horticulture - - 28 - -

Agriculture

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agriculture - - - 36 -

Agricultural Mechanization

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Mechanization - - 6 - -

Agricultural Business and Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Business and Management - - 156 - -

Food Science and Technology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Food Science - - 20 - -

Soil Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Soil Science - - 3 - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Forestry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Forestry - - 15 3 -

Natural Resources Management and Policy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Natural Resources Management and Policy Development - - 24 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 59 16 -

Communication and Journalism

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 36 - -

Communication Technologies and Support Services

Graphic Communications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Graphic Communications - - 63 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 59 16 -

Education

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Teacher Education - - 24 2 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 29 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Teacher Education - - 24 2 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 25 - -

Engineering

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Space Engineering - - 56 16 -

Industrial Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Industrial Engineering - - 59 7 -

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mechanical Engineering - - 176 32 -

Agricultural Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Agricultural Engineering - - 8 - -

Manufacturing Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Manufacturing Engineering - - 8 - -

Environmental Environmental Health Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering - - 18 - -

Civil Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering - - 126 20 -

Industrial Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Industrial Engineering - - 59 7 -

Biomedical Medical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering - - 35 17 -

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Space Engineering - - 56 16 -

Civil Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering - - 126 20 -

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - - 73 17 -

Engineering Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering Science - - 29 - -

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 45 - -
Computer Software Engineering - - 13 - -

Construction Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Construction Engineering - - 73 - -

Biomedical Medical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering - - 35 17 -

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - - 73 17 -

Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Engineering - - - 49 -

Materials Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Materials Engineering - - 18 - -

Architectural Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Architectural Engineering - - 54 - -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Industrial Technology Technician - - 44 - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Foreign Languages and Literatures - - 7 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 42 6 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Rhetoric and Composition - - 32 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities - - 14 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - 92 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 84 11 -

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ecology - - 1 - -

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Microbiology - - 17 - -

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 32 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Statistics - - 14 - -

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 41 4 -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 84 11 -

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ecology - - 1 - -

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Microbiology - - 17 - -

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 32 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Statistics - - 14 - -

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 41 4 -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 98 4 -

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 61 - -

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 98 4 -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 7 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 54 19 -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Polymer Chemistry - - - 1 -
Chemistry - - 10 1 -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 - -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 20 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Polymer Chemistry - - - 1 -
Chemistry - - 10 1 -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 54 19 -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Polymer Chemistry - - - 1 -
Chemistry - - 10 1 -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 7 - -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 20 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Polymer Chemistry - - - 1 -
Chemistry - - 10 1 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - - 4 -

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 6 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 56 - -

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 30 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 51 - -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 1 - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - - 22 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 498 36 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations - - 3 36 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 42 8 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - - 22 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 498 36 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations - - 3 36 -

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