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The Power of Doing

The Campaign for Learn by Doing

Traditions unite generations and inspire us to build strong legacies. There’s no greater tradition at Cal Poly than Learn by Doing and there’s no greater way to give back than to power it forward.

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About Cal Poly

Nationally Ranked
Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university that prides itself on the individual success of its students.

Excellent Location
Located in San Luis Obispo on California's sunny Central Coast, Cal Poly gives students an unparalleled college experience as well as industry connections in both the Bay Area and Southern California.

Best Value
Cal Poly is consistently recognized as one of the nation's best values for graduates' return on investment.

Learn by Doing
Cal Poly is driven by its core philosophy of Learn by Doing — a powerful combination of academic expertise and hands-on experience.

Small Classrooms
At Cal Poly, most classes are taught by professors in small classrooms, not packed lecture halls, and from their first moments on campus, most students are challenged to put what they learn into practice in a real-world setting.

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