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California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA
#10

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A public institution founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo resides on 6,000 suburban acres in San Luis Obispo, California. The school, often simply called Cal Poly, offers nearly 70 majors. There are also more than 300 student organizations, and the Cal Poly Mustangs compete in the NCAA Division I Big West and Great West conferences.

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Quick Facts


1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

2014-2015 Tuition

$20,079 Tuition and Fees

Students

18739 undergraduate students
55% male / 45% female

Admission

November 30 application deadline
34.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1901

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Agricultural Business and Management, General, Agricultural Mechanization, General, Viticulture and Enology, Agricultural Communication/Journalism, Animal Sciences, General, Dairy Science, Food Science, Agronomy and Crop Science, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, Graphic Communications, General, Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, Computer Science, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Agricultural Teacher Education, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Civil Engineering, Other, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology/Technician, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Forestry, General, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Social Sciences, Other, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business Administration and Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 18,739
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 17,992
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 673
Percent of male undergraduates: 55%
Percent of female undergraduates: 45%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, personal, psychological
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: track and field (indoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 1 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 1
Aggravated assault 1 0 1
Burglary 29 7 3
Motor vehicle theft 3 9 4
Arson 1 1 2
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 1 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 21 3 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 0 1 1
Burglary 8 2 8
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 2 0 0
Drug law violations 17 25 1
Liquor law violations 4 5 2
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 2 0 0
Drug law violations 11 21 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 5 10 1

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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