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Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo California. The emphasis of the University is a "learn by doing" educational experience for its more than 18,000+ students. Many students seek admission to Cal Poly not only because of its excellent academic reputation, but also because the 6,000-acre main campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, just minutes from California's Central Coast beaches.
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Postal Mail Address:
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-111

We welcome your questions...

...before you take the time to email us, please see if this information provides the answers:


Campus Operator


Alumni Relations
888-CAL-POLY (888-225-7659)
805-SLO-ALUM (805-756-2586)

Housing Services

Getting Information about Cal Poly

Complete a short online interest page on the Cal Poly Admissions website and receive your own customized webpage (called a VIP page) with links to:

  • Preparing for Admissions;
  • Messages from Department Chairs;
  • Campus Tour Registration;
  • Department websites;
  • Our Virtual Advisor (where you receive answers to questions immediately);
  • General university information.

PLEASE NOTE: Cal Poly uses email as one of its main forms of communication and users are advised to use an email address at which you can receive email on a regular basis to avoid missing important information.

Comments or Concerns re: the University and its programs

Admissions questions should be directed to .

Comments or Concerns re: the usability of the Cal Poly Web site

Please send your comments to the Web Coordination Team .

Again, please do not use this email address if:

  • You're requesting forwarding of email;

  • You're requesting contact information for individuals at Cal Poly ( use the Directory for this );

  • You have questions about admissions, CSU Mentor, majors offered, and acceptable courses of study (these items are addressed above).

Looking for Hotels Near Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?

The Comfort Inn & Suites® Lamplighter in San Luis Obispo is conveniently located less than one mile from California Polytechnic State University, one of our country's most renowned centers of higher education in the fields of science and technology.

Whether you're in town to preview the school, witness your favorite student's graduation, make a weekend visit, or attend a professional event—no other hotels near Cal Poly SLO compare to the level of service you'll enjoy when you stay with us.

From our comfortable accommodations and ideal location to our fine amenities and reasonable rates, our Cal Poly hotel provides the quality and convenience you deserve—all at a price that won't break the bank.

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The California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo has been nationally recognized by US News & World Report 's America's Best Colleges 2010 as the best public master's university in the western United States and the sixth best overall university in the west that provides, "a full range of undergraduate and master's level programs."

Major areas of study include engineering, architecture and environmental design, business, science and mathematics, liberal arts, as well as agriculture, food and environmental sciences—the schools of which are all highly respected, providing students the education they need to garner impressive salaries and rewarding service in their career paths of choice.

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