Most Innovative School in the West
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Cal Poly as Best in the West for most innovative improvements.
Cal Poly is the most innovative school in the west for the second year in a row according to U.S. News & World Report. The western regional list includes public and private institutions in 15 states. In spring 2019, U.S. News asked top college officials to identify institutions in their Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. Cal Poly received the most nominations for making promising changes on campus in our category.