California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo

1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, United States | Public University | Established 1901

About us

About Us

Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo on California’s Central Coast, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our location gives students access to opportunities for hands-on research in agriculture, winemaking and distinctive coastal ecosystems as well as close proximity to tech, industry and the culture hubs in Southern California and the Bay Area. Given California’s status as a world leader in many areas and industries, our students have an opportunity to do work that makes an impact around the globe.

We recognize and celebrate the value of the different viewpoints, knowledge, cultures and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational experience. Cal Poly is committed to becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and feel a sense of respect, belonging and personal safety. 

Cal Poly consistently receives high rankings from major publications. For the past 27 years, we have been named the best public, master's-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report. Forbes also continues to name us the top public masters-level university in California and one of the Top 25 public and private universities in the West. 


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