History, Affiliations & Rankings
California Polytechnic State University, also known by many names such as California Polytechnic State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo or more commonly known as Cal Poly, was set up in 1901 in the city of San Luis Obispo, California. With a rich 110+ year experience, Cal Poly is a part of the 23 campuses California State University system, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is also affiliated to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) & the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
PayScale ranked the university no.37 among 1800+ colleges & universities in their 'Return On Investment' list while Forbes ranks Cal Poly as no.115 and Times Higher Education ranking it no.193 among national universities. Cal Poly ranks no.3 (Civil Engineering), no.2 (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) and no.1 (Industrial Engineering) on their National Program Ranking list.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
With one of the largest campuses in the nation, Cal Poly has an impressive 9000+ acres to its name. The 3200 acre Swanton Pacific Ranch located on the outskirts of Davenport Town is also part of the University's campus and is used to carry out research and education opportunities in addition to forestry and livestock operations and an overall emphasis on sustainable management of agricultural practices with a mix of laboratory experiments.
The main campus is roughly 5000+ acres and houses the 6 colleges providing over 105 Degree Programs as well as 84 minor programs and 13 professional credential programs. These colleges are College of Science and Mathematics; College of Liberal Arts; College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; College of Architecture and Environmental Design; the Orfalea College of Business & the College of Engineering.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Cal Poly is proud to be the second-largest university in the nation in terms of campus size. Due to a steady rise in the number of the student population, the region has also seen a massive jump in property prices within a year, with a whopping $1,60,000/- spike from $5,35,000/- in 2017-2018.
Cal Poly has consistently been shelling out graduates with A-grade talent and currently has an active network of 150000+ alumni globally. Some very prominent names to have graced the Cal Poly Alumni List include Peter Oppenheimer(former SVP & CEO Apple Inc., member of board Goldman Sachs), Farzad Nazem(CTO Yahoo), Richard Bergquist(PeopleSoft founder), William Swanson(founder & CEO Raytheon), Victor Glover(NASA astronaut) & Aaron Peckham(creator & owner of UrbanDictionary).
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Constantly working hard and steadfast in their dedicated approach to their goal of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Cal Poly seeks to reflect the demographics and diversity of the California Region. The diversity is reflected in their student body demographics with 48% female students, 2.1% international student population in a total of 21000+ students with 16.8% of students originating specifically from India. About 13% of students are of Asian origin and 17% that of Hispanic origins.
Cal Poly has a proven track record of producing world-class talent and has working relations with many organizations in the world. Some big names to hire Cal Poly Graduates this past year were Pacific Gas & Electric, Deloitte, Amazon.com, Keysight Technologies, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Intuit, Grant Thornton, Boeing, Raytheon, Cisco Systems, Google, Apple, Insight Global & KPMG.
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