California Polytechnic State Univeresity

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Size and Location

Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, California. 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Roughly 200 miles from either San Francisco or Los Angles. Cal Poly has any where 18,000 to 20,000 students attending and having a Campus as big as it is (9,678 acres) that's no problem.


San Luis Obispo inhabits 43,000 people and is 12.93 sq miles. Its an urban area, having many mountains and lakes. Cal Poly is a Public Co-ed school with no religious affiliation.

Admission Requirements and Academics

In order to apply you need your ACT or SAT I. The average SAT score for reading is 593 and for math it's 633. The average for your ACT score is a 27. The average GPA for people accepted is a 3.84. Now you might be asking your self when is the deadline for all this that would be November 30th. Some majors offered include but are not limited to Agriculture MS, Architecture MS, Biomed engineering MS, Biological Sciences MS, Electrical Engineering MS, Engineering MS, as well as Engineering Management MBT/MS. The ratio of teacher to student is 19:1 by what I found online the typical class size is approximately 29 students. You must complete each term in your senior year with an overall 3.0 GPA.

College Expenses

The tuition is approximately $20,079, Room and Board is about $ 11,448.

the estimated total budget is about 24,804, the application fee is only $55.


GOOD NEWS!!! All incoming students are automatically considered for scholarships for which they qualify. But in order to turn your in for financial aid you should probably know when the deadline is and that would be March 2. You also must have a 3.0 GPA

Housing, Facilities, and Activities

All Freshman MUST live on campus. the Housing is based on a first come first served basis. It is also mandatory to f buy a food plan. The Platinum food plan has the best value I believe you have 14 credits a week, 300 plu$ per quarter and your meals are $7.42.

In the recreation center you can workout, swim play Basketball with friends and since its California also soak up some sun.

We have many Sororities and Fraternities like Sigma Omega Nu, and Alpha Kappa Delta Phi as well as many others. Some of the sports that we have include Soccer, Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball.

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CAMPUS VISITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If after all this your interested and would like to visit there are campus visits MID APRIL. But because your going to college you cant be spending that much money on airplane tickets so if you have an IPhone or iPad you can download the app -Cal Poly tour- where you can virtually tour the campus there are also special events like Poly Royal
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