Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is on a 6,000-acre campus in a suburban setting in San Luis Obispo, California. There are many activities and organizations for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also has fraternities and sororities.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students live off campus. In 2021, 20% of undergrads at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Bowling||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||Intercollegiate Club Teams||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, take U.S. Highway 101 to San Luis Obispo, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Luis Obispo County Regional airport.
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