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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend Cal Poly.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at Cal Poly. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend Cal Poly and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
Estimate your cost to attend Cal Poly in a few simple steps.
Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at Cal Poly.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at Cal Poly – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at Cal Poly and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at Cal Poly finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at Cal Poly.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. The emphasis of the University is a "learn by doing" educational experience for its more than 19,000 students. Many students seek admission to Cal Poly not only because of its excellent academic reputation but also because the 6,000-acre main campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, just minutes from California's Central Coast beaches.
Your experiences as a university student are different from those at any other time of your life. You juggle classes and work, establish new friendships, and enjoy new freedom . . . and that's exactly why we're here! The programs of Student Life & Leadership are designed to add value to your life at Cal Poly. You will find opportunities to develop leadership skills, set goals, make decisions, share in group dynamics, experience diversity, and work independently to reach your goals. Student Life & Leadership provides the structure, and YOU provide the student life with your passion, ideas, dialogues, and programs. As a member of the university community, we know that you will contribute in many important ways, and we are here to be inspired by you and lead with you to make our campus even more vibrant.