Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo


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Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo


  • 93% have a job after 6 months
  • 98% have a job after 1 year
  • 99% have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$4,350 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$11,130 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

November 30

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,151,800 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,617 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,339,400 microforms.
  • 48,300 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery in Dexter Building, Shakespeare Press Museum in Graphic Arts Building



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


personal, academic, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

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)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 19% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 84% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 12% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 19 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 37% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 37% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Open House-April (http: //www. orientation. calpoly. edu/openhouse/); Rose Float- January (http: //www. asi. calpoly. edu/rosefloat/)
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station
  • In total, there are about 350 organizations on campus.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Mustang Daily (daily)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles (250), San Luis Obispo (6)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): San Luis Obispo (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): San Luis Obispo (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,100
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 23 fraternities
  • 9 fraternity houses
  • 10% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 10 sororities
  • 7 sorority houses
  • 11% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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