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At Cal Poly, you will put knowledge into action. The experience you will gain helps ensure that you are ready to take on whatever comes next — from everyday challenges to the world's most pressing problems. 

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Our core philosophy

Since 1901

Learn by Doing means that we don’t see a difference between the education we provide and the “real world.” Here, experiences are part of the curriculum. That’s because knowledge is inextricably linked to the world around us. To learn is to do. To do is to learn. At Cal Poly, each fuels the other.

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Students deploy tide and wave gauges on a pier

Our Impact

Cal Poly students, faculty and staff are constantly playing an active part in helping solve some of California’s — and the world’s — most complex challenges. 

Peering into the Universe

One physics professor uses the James Webb Space Telescope to study supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies. 

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Diving into Marine Science

Mustangs lead programs for Tulare County high schoolers learning about ocean environments and higher education opportunities.

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Six Colleges, One Unifying Philosophy.

Cal Poly's six academic colleges offer more than 150 undergraduate majors and minors as well as over 50 graduate programs. Regardless of college, all of our programs emphasize hands-on learning and real-world experience in their curriculum. 

Cal Poly is building a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community to prepare students for the future.

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