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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Official telephone: (805) 756-1111

Website: www.calpoly.edu

Screen last updated on: August 18, 2014
Semester/term begin dates: In mid-September, early January, early April, and late June.
Calendar system: quarter system (four terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in September.

Majors with the highest enrollment: Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 92%
Student:Faculty ratio: 19:1
Total faculty: 788 men, 471 women, 1,259 total
Full-time faculty: 533 men, 282 women, 815 total
Part-time faculty: 255 men, 189 women, 444 total
Faculty degrees: 59% PhD, 22% master's degree, 15% bachelor's degree, 4% other
Graduation rate: 73% within six years

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: no
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.00

Undergraduate studies homepage: admissions.calpoly.edu/
Graduate studies homepage: admissions.calpoly.edu/
Special programs offered:
double majors, dual degrees, independent study, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning, external degree program
Education certifications:
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: no
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Sea Semester, National Student Exchange (NSE)
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in England and in more than 25 other countries.
Army ROTC: offered on-campus
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: not offered

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art Design
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioresource/Agricultural Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • City/Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Dairy Science
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management/Protection
  • Food Science
  • Forestry/Natural Resources
  • General Engineering
  • Graphic Communications
  • History
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreational Parks Tourism Administration
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre/Dance
  • Wine/Viniculture

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)

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