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#1008 Overall Influence #47 Desirability Rank

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

University located in San Luis Obispo, California

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Rankings

From Wikipedia

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a public university in San Luis Obispo, California. It is one of two polytechnics in the California State University system.The university is organized into six colleges offering 65 bachelor's and 39 master's degrees. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo primarily focuses on undergraduate education and as of fall 2020, Cal Poly had 21,447 undergraduate and 840 graduate students. The academic focus is on combining technical and professional curriculums with the arts and humanities. The university's athletic teams participate in the Big West Conference.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

52,371

Acceptance

38%

Graduation Rate

83%

Median SAT Score

1340

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$5,742

Fees (in-state)

$4,329

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$74,300

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

21K

Under-Grads

20K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo CA 93407

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

43 per 100K

Violent Crime

4 per 100K

What is California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#557 World Rank
Engineering
#671 World Rank
Business
#636 World Rank
Computer Science
#1240 World Rank
Biology
#1127 World Rank
Literature
#901 World Rank
Mathematics
#2450 World Rank
Education
#1385 World Rank
Physics
#1295 World Rank
Communications
#1422 World Rank
Psychology
#3545 World Rank
Medical
#4262 World Rank
Political Science
#3475 World Rank
History
#2104 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#3049 World Rank
Chemistry
#1321 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#3039 World Rank
Economics
#4751 World Rank
Philosophy
#2741 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#2127 World Rank
Law
#2785 World Rank
Nursing
#3011 World Rank
Anthropology
#5888 World Rank
Social Work
#9589 World Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's Most influential alumni?

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Business

Dennis Hollingsworth

American politician

Terry Kubicka

Terry Kubicka

American figure skater

Maggie Vessey

Maggie Vessey

American distance runner

Steven Ford

Steven Ford

American actor

Marijon Ancich

Marijon Ancich

American football player and coach

James Tuthill

American football player

Merry Graham

American Author and home chef

Ryan Weisenberg

American basketball player/coach

Paula Zima

Paula Zima

American artist

Victoria Mixon

Writer & Editor

Ted Tollner

American football coach

Stephanie Brown Trafton

Stephanie Brown Trafton

Discus thrower