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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: (805) 756-1111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Pacific from San Ramon, CA
  • Apr-27-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Keep you grades up and work at extra cirruculars! I had an internship in the same field as my major and I definitely think that helped me get in. Make sure you know what you want to do, don't just pick a major because you think you'll get in. And don't make any college decision based on what others think; you're going to live there for four years!

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  • Danny from Middletown, NJ
  • Mar-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Do not go to this school just for the weather and the campus life. Academic-wise, it is a great school. It has much prestige in the engineering, architecture, and business colleges. Be wary of what you're getting yourself into. You are required to choose your major when you apply because they get you on the 4 or 5 year course right off the bat by placing you in major-based classes. However, I would recommend taking only 12-13 units per quarter at least for your first year if you want to start off with a good GPA. Take it easy and take it SLO!

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  • Kevin Joseph
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Work hard on classes that are required for your major. Taking APs definitely pays off. The bus takes you most places for free. (Parking is pegged at around 500ish dollars per annum, which is quite cheaper compared to quite a few other schools.) Do not expect the best campus dining. (Also, the nearest In N' Out is about 12 miles away) Make it a point to do WOW, best experience ever!

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  • Davis from Simi Valley, CA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    You will not regret choosing Cal Poly. This school feels differently than any other I've been to. Honestly, just do good in school, keep up a good GPA, and do some extracurricular activities that make you look good.

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  • Anna from Cupertino, CA
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Prospective students who are hands on learners should definitely consider attending Cal Poly if they are accepted. Cal Poly gives you prior experience and knowledge in their prospective career throughout the four years they are in college, which on average, results in 6-12 months less training in the work force. The pace of the quarter system that includes actually hands on experience also prepares students for the fast pace that the work force requires. Students also get to step their feet into what they are potentially interested in from day one of college and have plenty of time to switch majors if their decided major is not their best fit. Cal Poly is a great place to get involved and dive deep into other interests. There are over 300 clubs on campus, and it makes college more fun when you're involved in something outside of your major.

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