California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

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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
Institutional Control: Public
Year Founded: 1901

Admission

Academic calendar: Quarter
November 30 application deadline
30.9% accepted

2015-2016 Tuition

1% Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees
$20,160 Tuition and Fees

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Summary


Specialties

#131
Business
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Engineering
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Civil
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Electrical/Electronic/Communications
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Mechanical

School Details

Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution: No
Guaranteed admission agreement URL: N/A

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Landscape architecture, Computer systems analysis/analyst, Manufacturing engineering, City/urban, community and regional planning, Speech communication and rhetoric, Industrial technology/technician, Architecture, Kindergarten/preschool education and teaching, Statistics, general, Psychology, general, Ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies, other, Environmental/environmental health engineering, Agronomy and crop science, Architectural engineering, Animal sciences, general, Computer engineering, general, Natural resources management and policy, other, Journalism, Chemistry, general, Physics, general, Fine/studio arts, general, Parks, recreation and leisure studies, Engineering science, Music, general, Economics, general, Electrical and electronics engineering, Agricultural teacher education, Foreign languages and literatures, general, English language and literature, general, Biology/biological sciences, general, History, general, Soil science and agronomy, general, Business administration and management, general, Agricultural communication/journalism, Materials engineering, Medical microbiology and bacteriology, Biochemistry, Agricultural business and management, general, Geology/earth science, general, Bioengineering and biomedical engineering, Mathematics, general, Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering, Mechanical engineering, Sociology, Agricultural mechanization, general, Multi-/interdisciplinary studies, other, Agricultural engineering, Political science and government, general, Civil engineering, general, Food science, Health and physical education/fitness, general, Industrial engineering, Dietetics/dietitian, Viticulture and enology, Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, Social sciences, other, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, other, Dairy science, Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general, Graphic communications, general, Civil engineering, other, Forestry, general, Philosophy, Computer science

General Student Body Information

Gender distribution: 
Total number of undergraduates: 19,246
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 18,517
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 659

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, minority student, 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, jazz band, international student organization, 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 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 6
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 1
Aggravated assault 0 1 1
Burglary 7 3 2
Motor vehicle theft 9 4 15
Arson 1 2 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 0 6
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 3 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 1 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
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 0
Aggravated assault 1 1 0
Burglary 2 8 8
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 2
Drug law violations 25 1 46
Liquor law violations 5 2 11
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 1
Drug law violations 21 0 28
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 10 1 3

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.