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California Polytechnic State University has a campus in San Luis Obispo located on the Pacific coast in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A part of the vast 23-campus California State University system, this campus emphasizes the hand-on practice as well as theory in the classroom. Nicknamed Caly Poly, the four-year university places an emphasis on technology and sciences as well as liberal arts. Their motto is "Learning By Doing Transforms Lives". As a result of this approach, an average of 81% of the recent graduates is either working full-time and or in graduate programs. More than half had career opportunities offered to them before they graduated.

There are many colleges represented – Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences and Mathematics. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked the colleges of Business and Engineering as the tops in the nation as far as hires. There are also continuing education opportunities that can help a student decide a major before they enter college, or help the professional advance in their field. It is also a less expensive way to earn a degree at your own pace while working, or a way to explore a new field of education.

Athletics are also a part of the Caly Poly experience. The Mustangs participate in men’s and women's basketball, cross-country, track and field, soccer, golf, swimming and diving, and tennis. There are also NCAA women's teams in softball and volleyball and NCAA men's teams in football, baseball, and wrestling. The school colors are green and gold.

Students enjoy a vibrant campus life backed by California mountains with the Pacific Ocean almost on their doorstep. The climate is mild year round and even though San Luis Obispo is under 50,000 residents, it is brimming with culture and history and the streets are filled with quaint eateries, shops, and theaters. This is prime California wine and agriculture lands. Students may live on campus in university housing or off campus. There are traditional dorms and Poly Canyon Village, both of which emphasize community.

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