California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University, popularly called Cal Poly, is a nationally ranked four-year public university in California. Established in 1901, it has one of the largest campuses covering over 9,678 acres of land. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees to over 19,000 students in 7 distinct colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Orfalea College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Mathematics

Cal Poly has consistently been listed in the U.S. News & World Report for America's Best Colleges and according to the Forbes.com ranking of college campuses in 2008, the alumni have the third-highest average salaries of all public university graduates in the United States.

The Cal Poly university mascot is the Mustang and the university fields over 20 varsity sports. The women's volleyball team won the second straight Big West Title in 2007. Stephanie Brown Trafton won the gold medal in the women's discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Rhetoric And Composition
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Microbiology, General
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
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Chemistry, General
Polymer Chemistry
Geological And Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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