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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university. We pride ourselves on the individual success of our students. Our signature Learn by Doing approach to higher education gives you a powerful combination of academic expertise and hands-on experience. At Cal Poly, most classes are taught by professors in small classrooms — not large lecture halls. The resulting close community of high-achieving students and professors provide the inspiration and support to challenge yourself both academically and personally. Located in San Luis Obispo on California’s sunny Central Coast, Cal Poly maintains a strong connection to industry, allowing for greater opportunities for students. It is no coincidence that within one year of graduation, 89 percent of our graduates are employed full time or are in graduate school.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

53.53

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

53.53

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

69.23

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

21.43

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

20.42

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

24.77

Why you should attend?

Cal Poly's military-friendly campus offers an enthusiastic and supportive community for all veterans, service members and our large group of military dependent students. The Veterans Success Center is a central hub of information and support. We strive to provide comprehensive assistance to all military-connected students. The dedicated VSC team supports students in accessing their VA education and Cal Vet Fee Waiver Benefits. The center also helps in accessing campus and community resources and provides hands-on leadership opportunities while supporting each student's individual academic and personal growth.

Top Degrees

Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Business Administration & Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Engineering (general)
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
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A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $5,742 $17,622
Fees $4,200 $6,210
Room $8,283 $8,283
Board $4,000 $4,000
Books $1,884 $1,884
Other Expenses N/A N/A
Totals $24,109 $37,999
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $7,176 $13,512
Fees $4,074 $4,074
Room $10,098 $10,098
Board $3,000 $3,000
Books $1,599 $1,599
Other Expenses N/A N/A
Totals N/A N/A