Overview

Overview

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a nationally ranked public university based in San Luis Obispo on California’s Central Coast. Cal Poly’s signature Learn by Doing approach to higher education gives students a powerful combination of academic expertise and hands-on experience. At Cal Poly, most classes are taught by professors in small classrooms, not large lecture halls- with a 19:1 student faculty ratio. Forbes has named it one of “America’s Best Value Colleges” and it has also been ranked No. 5 by Consumers Digest “Top 100 College Values” list for public universities.

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Subjects you can study at California Polytechnic State University

  • Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Applied and Pure Sciences Applied and Pure Sciences
  • Architecture and Construction Architecture and Construction
  • Business and Management Business and Management
  • Computer Science and IT Computer Science and IT
  • Creative Arts and Design Creative Arts and Design
  • Education and Training Education and Training
  • Engineering Engineering
  • Health and Medicine Health and Medicine
  • Humanities Humanities
  • Social Studies and Media Social Studies and Media
  • Travel and Hospitality Travel and Hospitality
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Key facts and figures at California Polytechnic State University

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DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: IIE

58 International student nationalities at this university

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR
LIVING COSTS

US$18,489

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

US$9,014

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR

UNDERGRADUATE

US$25,719

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