California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is one of five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the U.S., with about 18,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Located in San Luis Obispo, 200 miles north of Los Angeles, Cal Poly maintains a guiding philosophy of “Learn By Doing” that is reflected in the school’s comprehensive curriculum combining technical and professional training with the arts and humanities. This prepares students to become resourceful professionals and innovative leaders from the moment they step foot on campus. As one of the most selective universities in the California State University (CSU) system, Cal Poly consistently ranks “Best in the West” by U.S. News and World Report and is considered one of “The Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money Magazine.
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  • The Cal Poly SLO campus has been making strides in improving and expanding its campus. There are lots of new dorms scattered on the back hillside that look like chic new apartments. The campus roads a...  more »
  • Have.visited a couple of university campuses but this one is very impressive. Right from the roads to the buildings and the greens to the stadium, a modern cinema/ theatre hall to the red brick reside...  more »
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  • Great tours! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and students! Beautiful campus located near great hiking and mountain biking trails. 10 minutes from beach. Quaint downtown with a variety of restaurants for everyone's taste buds. We didn't take a tour of dorms, but there are new dorms for freshman. Overall great experience!
  • I’ve been buying my tomatoes here for years. They have an excellent selection of very healthy plants. They also provide plant summaries so you can choose wisely for your needs and get nice variety. I always get many colors: purple, yellow, orange, black and red. An especially nice feature is they have plants which do well in our cool climates.

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