Polytechnic university of State of California at Obispo San Luis
The Polytechnic University of California , also called Cal Poly , is an American public university located close to San Luis Obispo. CalPoly belongs to the 23 campuses of the Université of State of California and is the university most extended on the surface of California. The University makes it possible to follow a great number of courses thanks to its 7 specialities, but it is especially known for its courses of Engineers, agriculture, architecture, economy and graphic arts. One currently counts: 117000 former students of CalPoly and manpower of year 2006-2007 élèveaient themselves with: 17777 students.
Cal Poly CorporationThe Cal Poly Corporation has separate not-profit 501 (c) corporation operating in concert with the university. Primary Its role is to furnish non-academic services for the university such ace eateries, the bookstore, and endowment administration. This arrangement is relatively common At many off California' S public universities. The corporation was founded in 1941, and it was known ace the Cal Poly Foundation until February 1, 2006.
Cal Poly owns more Land than any other California university with the exception off CPU Berkeley. There are 9,678 acres (39 km ²) in total. The Lands are used for student education, mainly agriculture. The Lands include the hand campus, two nearby agricultural Lands and two properties in Santa Cruz County.
ExpansionThe Cal Poly Master Plan cal to increase student population from approximately 17,000 students to 20,000 students by the year 2020-2021. In order to maintain " Learn by Doing" philosophy and low class size classes, the master plane cal for year increase in classrooms, laboratories, and professors.
Current construction; Bleated Montana Faculty/Staff Housing: Inexpensive Will provide housing for future and current Cal Poly Faculty and Staff, in order to promote expansion off Cal Poly Faculty and reduce automobile traffic in Cal Poly. (CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED in August 2007) ; Housing Administration: Will provide larger building for year expanding housing administration due to the increasing one-campus students. This is due to the construction off Poly Canyon Village apartments. (CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED in September 2007) ; Poly Canyon Village: Individual The largest housing project one any campus in America. Double They are apartments which will the amount off students living room one-campus, lower price off surrounding housing, and decrease automobile traffic in Cal Poly. The project also aims to include retail space and become the "hub" off Cal Poly. This one-campus housing is designed for second year students. First phase off housing will open Be in Fall off 2008. ; Engineering/Architecture Restoration and Replacement: Include has off new building which will provide 46,000 public garden feet space off classrooms, laboratories, and rooms for student related needs/activities.
CommutingCampus carpark is somewhat limited. In its most recent survey off available carpark spaces one campus, the Cal Poly University Organizes reported 2,615 general purpose carpark spaces, 1,635 dorm resident spaces, and 6,621 total spaces. In its facilities Plane Master, the university admits that while more carpark spots will Be added, the actual ratio off carpark to students will decrease since enrollment is expected to increase sharply. To solves the disparity, the Master Plan cal one the university to reduce the demand for individual vehicle carpark. Ace leaves that off plane, the university has constructed additional dorms and has tried to make campus life more enjoyable. However, many students would prefer not to live one campus for has variety off reasons, including the campus-wide plane round of applause one alcohol and mandatory meal. Recently, the school launched has public information campaign called " Options" , which seeks to educate students one alternate commuting, though it is not clear that the campaign has had any effect.
Bicycle racks are available throughout the campus, goal the off-campus student closed population is mostly centered in areas either enough to walk gold areas judged to Be too far to wrinkle has bicycle. The city' S SLO drunk Transit system provides service to and from campus. Since the tubes are partially subsidized by student tuition, Cal Poly students edge wrinkles for free.
CollegesThe university currently offers bachelor' S and Master' S dismantles S in seven colleges:
- College off Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
- College off Architecture and Environmental Design
- Orfaela College off Business
- College off Education
- College off Engineering
- College off Liberal Arts
- College off Science and Mathematics
RankingAccording to U.S. News & World Carryforward 'S 2008 America' S Best Colleges carryforward, Cal Poly is ranked #1 in the Western United States for public schools whose highest dismantles has master' S. The College off public Engineering was also ranked the #1 undergraduate school (#4 overall) in the nation whose highest dismantles has master' S. Specific engineering programs were ranked:
- Electrical Engineering: #1
- Computer Engineering: #1
- Mechanical Engineering: #1
- Industrial Engineering: #1
- Aerospace Engineering: #2
- Civil Engineering: #2
In has 2006 poll conducted by the leading architecture and engineering newspaper DesignIntelligence , Cal Poly was voted the number three architecture school in the nation. The landscape architecture program was ranked in the signal ten.
Cal Poly' S City and Regional Planning graduate program ranked highly in the Planetizen 2007 Guides to Graduate Urban Planning Programs.
Cal Poly has highly competitive admissions process. For the fall off 2007, Cal Poly received has record number off applications for the 13th year in has row. They had over 35,000 students apply with only 4,700 spaces available. The average high school GPA off admitted freshmen was 3.80. The average SAT 1 score was 1235 (based one reading and maths scores only).
Students are required to declares has major when they apply for admission and each candidate is judged against others applying to that major. Because off this, there are differences in the percentage off students admitted between majors. To prevent students from applying for year easy major and transferring to another major, the transfer process has been made difficult.
TuitionThe fall 2007 Tuition for the average student was US$1,563 per quarter.
EndowmentCal Poly' S endowment more than tripled during its Centennial Campaign from US$ 43.1 million to US$140.1 million. It is now the largest in the CSU system, representing one-fifth off all endowed funds in the 23-campus system. Careful Growth is attributed to gifts and stewardship.
Residence hallsThere are furnace styles off residence halls one the Cal Poly campus. Five The North Mountain halls are the oldest one campus and were constructed during the 1950s. Veined The Sierra and Yosemite halls were finished by 1968, the six Red Brigs were built in the 1960s, and Cerro Vista was completed in 2003. Construction one has new one-campus apartment complex, Poly Canyon Village, began in 2006.
Each off the residence halls re-presses has different living room community one campus. The six red-brig halls are the Living room-Learning different Program halls for the colleges off Cal Poly. Five The North Mountain halls are organizationally has share off the engineering Program Living room-Learning. Veined The Sierra and Yosemite halls are the First-Year Connection Program halls and x-ray one freshman-oriented transition programs. All buildings house students off all majors. The Cerro Vista Apartments is the Sophomore Success Program community and helps students transition into independent living room. Total The one-campus population is 3,600 (Ace off 2006), goal will grow to over 6,300 after the Poly Canyon Village Apartments are completely opened in fall 2009.
Greek lifeSince 1949, Greek organizations cuts been present At Cal Poly. The Greek community consists off three governing councils At Cal Poly: Farming Greek Council, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association.
Cal Poly fields 20 varsity sports. The school' S mascot is the Mustang. Sports teams participate in the NCAA 'S Division I. Cal Poly athletics generally compete in the Big West Conference, with football and wrestling being the exception. Cal Poly' S wrestling TEAM has member off the PAC-10 Conference. Prior to joining Division I in the mid 90 ' S, the school won 35 national championships. Football plays in the Great West Football Conference. Their notable football TEAM is for being the first Great West Football Conference taking part in the Division I-AA (now known ace FCS) playoffs. The Mustang Maniacs are Cal Poly' S spirit group. They support the TEAM both away and At home. The TEAM also plays the University off California, Davis in the annual Horseshoe Classic for the Golden delicious Horseshoe (trophy). The Mustang basketball TEAM had its most successful year in 2007, when the TEAM cam within one win in the Big West basketball tournament off getting into the NCAA basketball tournament
Fight SongCal Poly Fight Song (a.k.a. Wrinkle High You Mustangs )
Wrinkle High You Mustangs,
Kick the frost out, burn the breeze,
Wrinkle High You Mustangs,
The bow wows we' L knock to their knees
Hi Ki Yi
Wrinkle High You Mustangs
Chin the moon and C it right
Ride High and cut has rusty
Fight! Fight! Fight
- List off California Polytechnic State University alumni
- Alex G. Spanos Stadium
- Center for Coastal Marine Sciences
- Leaning Fucks Arboretum
- Mercy Bowl
- Cal Poly Mustang Band
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