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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, California, 93407
Category: Attractions
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Before you go

Cal Poly SLO

Founded in 1901, the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is a public university offering a high-quality education with 147 different undergraduate degrees and 56 different graduate degrees to a student body of over 17,000. The university is known for its Agriculture, Engineering, Architecture, and Business programs, earning accolades from Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger. Home to an NCAA Division-I athletics program and a world-class performing arts center, the campus draws visitors for a variety of Cal Poly Mustangs games, live concerts and theater events throughout the year.


Hours -

Gates are open 24 hours, 365 days per year.

Prices -

Campus entry is free. Daily parking passes are $6 per vehicle; special event parking passes are $6 per vehicle.


  • Performing Arts Center events
  • WOW Week
  • Open House
  • Commencement


  • Campus tours
  • Mustang Lanes bowling alley
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • El Corral Bookstore
  • Kennedy Library

Performing Arts Center

This state-of-the-art performance facility features a 1,289-seat theater that hosts a wide range of concerts and performance events throughout the year. The facility hosts everything from local shows and college performances, to films, lectures, Broadway theater, and world-class touring acts like Roy Orbison, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and the Moody Blues.

Cal Poly SLO Athletics

The Cal Poly Mustangs offer 20 different NCAA Division-I sports, including basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, diving, tennis, and track & field teams. The school also features women's-only softball and volleyball teams and men's-only baseball, football and wrestling teams. The Mustangs baseball program is considered to be one of the top 25 collegiate programs in the country.


  • Are there tours offered?

    Yes, tours are a great way to get acquainted with the campus. Visitors can enjoy guided tours and campus housing tours or enjoy a virtual tour on the Cal Poly website before you visit.
  • What majors are offered?

    Cal Poly offers a wide range of majors, with 147 different undergraduate degree programs in technical arts and applied sciences. The agriculture, architecture and engineering schools are all highly regarded.

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