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California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) - San Luis Obispo
  • 4 Year
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) - San Luis Obispo Academics

Cal Poly Academic Statistics

Academics
grade A
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Part-Time Retention Rate
93%
Academic Calendar
Quarter
Research Funding per Student
$140
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    No
  • Teacher Certification
    Yes
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    15%
  • 20-39
    58%
  • 40-99
    22%
  • 100+
    5%
97%
of students say they attend class. 148 responses

Cal Poly Professors

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Female Professors
37%
Male Professors
63%
Average Professor Salary
$115,536
Poll
45%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions. 148 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    2%
  • Asian American
    9%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    5%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    5%
  • White
    73%

Get Recruited

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
91%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach. 234 responses
Poll
85%
of students say professors care about their students' success. 234 responses
Poll
80%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand. 233 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed. 233 responses

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