Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community for academically motivated students who seek a challenging, hands-on education in order to prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world.
The city of San Luis Obispo offers a historic, restored downtown full of restaurants, theatres, art galleries and shops centered around San Luis Obispo Creek, Mission San Luis Obispo and Mission Plaza. San Luis Obispo's Thursday night Farmer's Market on Higuera Street has become a model for cities around the state. It's a mix of fresh produce and flowers, baked goods, restaurant fare and free music all within strolling distance.
Cal Poly submitted its most recent interim report to WASC in March 2015. We begin a new self- study in Fall 2019 and complete the next cycle in Spring 2022.
Student Body Enrollments
Graduates - Careers & Grad School (2013- 14 Graduates)
Career Services has two important tips for you to consider before completing your application:
Career Services at CAL POLY will guide you by helping you choose a major by your interests and help you identify what you can achieve within that major. Their career services will also help you perfect your resume, cover letter and interviews to help you secure an internship or job. Their career counsel also provides students with career fairs, networking sessions, workshops and events. Being apart of CAL POLY also grants you access to their exclusive database of temporary jobs in California, fellowships, internships, and careers.
Some companies that support CAL POLY students are: Apple, Chevron, Cisco, Veeva, Keysight Technologies, Weber Metals and many more!
At your first year at CAl POLY you will discover your interest, strengths and values to clarify what major to choose and a career path. You will engage on campus by networking, participating on on campus activities and exploring jobs.