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California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo Video Review

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California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo is located in San Luis Obispo, California about 200 miles south of San Francisco. The most popular undergraduate degrees are business administration and management, agricultural business and management, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and architecture. Cal Poly offers bachelors and masters level degree programs.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is nestled in the foothills of suburban San Luis Obispo just minutes from California's Central Coast beaches. The university is best known for its engineering, agriculture, architecture, business and journalism programs. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cal Poly's engineering program #4th in the nation and its business program #126th in the 2008 America's Best Colleges report.

Cal Poly possesses the second largest land-holding in the state which includes four ranches and agricultural properties for student research. Cal Poly boasts a 'learning by doing' philosophy where students and faculty partner in the application of theory to practice, particularly in the fields of agriculture, biological sciences, architecture and engineering.

Cal Poly awards bachelor's and master's degrees in 92 academic programs through seven schools and colleges. The five most popular majors are business administration and management, agricultural business and management, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and architecture.

Cal Poly is considered 'more selective' in its admission process, with a 47 percent acceptance rate. Typical incoming freshmen carry a grade point average of 3.7 and SAT test scores between 1,080 and 1,290.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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