Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a Learn by Doing environment in which students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
|Campus Setting:||Small suburb|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
Cal Poly is absolutely the perfect college for me. It has a beautiful location, a wide variety of classes, and though it is a large school, it doesn't feel that way. The sense of community in the dorms is ideal for the difficult transition into college life, and so far I have noticed that the general atmosphere in the dorms, Cal Poly, and the entire city of San Luis Obispo is friendly and welcoming. Whenever someone at home asks me if I'm enjoying college, I always smile broadly and say It's so amazing.» Read More
This is a fun campus if you rather learn by doing, this is the campus for you. It is located in a small college town where the amount of possibilities of things for you to accomplish are crazy. This is a great campus to maintain a social life, while still getting a great education.» Read More
I couldn't be happier with my choice of college. The students, faculty, and even those outside of the college are kind. The scenery is amazing, and expands from the mountains to the forest to the sands of the beaches. The air is clean, and the environment is perfect for any student trying to adjust to their first year of college or simply finishing school. The icing on the cake is the downtown area, which has a farmer's market every Thursday and is bustling with friendly faces and great buys. San Luis Obispo is amazing!» Read More
A lot of people rave about being at Cal Poly because of the prestige, but being from an entertainment area (Los Angeles), i feel that Cal Poly is too old. There isn't much to do unless you like biking, and things costs a bit more than what I am used to. I am also hungry for good food, there is no good mexican and korean here food. Some japanese food, and nasty chinese food.» Read More