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Begin Your Journey

At Cal Poly, experience is part of the curriculum. Your education will take you beyond the classroom, putting learning into action and working with other to find solutions to our society's biggest challenges. 

Want to learn more? We have put together tools for you to get to know us and explore what sets us apart from other universities.

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Explore Our Majors

Cal Poly's six academic colleges offer more than 60 majors for you to consider.

We require students to declare a major as part of the application process in order to maximize their experience in their chosen field from Day One. While changing your major may be possible, we recommend you explore majors thoroughly before making your choice.

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We select some of the best and brightest students in California and around the world to join the Cal Poly family. Choose your status and learn more about what it takes to become a Mustang.

From student-led walking tours to virtual tours, there are a variety of opportunities for you to see Cal Poly for yourself.

Explore Cal Poly

Costs and Affordability

We make every effort to keep student costs to a minimum and are nationally recognized as a best value institution. Get a breakdown of costs for our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as what financial aid opportunities may be available to you. 

Costs and Affordability

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Have you been Accepted?

From information about housing, dining, financial aid and more to opportunities to talk with our admissions and financial aid staff, we have the resources to help you prepare to join the Cal Poly family.  

Once You're Accepted

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