California Polytechnic State University

public university Estd 1901
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
California Polytechnic State University

In 1901, Henry T. sage, the then governor, had signed the California Polytechnic School Bill. It was done after the journalist Myron Angel had run a campaign. As a result, the first polytechnic school in California was established. Initially, it was known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It came under the California State Board of Education in 1924. California Polytechnic State University has the second biggest campus in the country. It covers an area of 9178 acres. The whole area supports the ‘learn by doing’ philosophy of the university. There are agricultural land, the main campus, 2 properties in the County Of Santa Cruz. The Swanton Pacific Ranch is also a part of it. The university is outside Davenport and across an area of 3,200 acres. It majorly helps students from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.

California Polytechnic State University has 6 colleges, including the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Engineering, and the Orfalea College of Business. The majors offered under the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences are Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communication, Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Systems Management, Animal Science, Agricultural Engineering and Bioresource, Dairy Science, Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences, Environmental Management and Protection, Food Science, Forestry and Natural Resources, Nutrition, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administration, and Wine and Viticulture.

The College of Liberal Arts has courses in Anthropology and Geography, Art and Design, Child Development, Communication Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, English, Graphic Communication, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre Arts. The College of Science and Mathematics offers majors in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Public Health, and Statistics. The majors available in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design are Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture. The majors offered by the College of Engineering include Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, General Engineering, Industrial Engineering, etc. The Orfalea School of Business offers majors in Business Administration, Economics, and Industrial Technology and Packaging.

The notable alumni of this university include American football coach John Madden, comedian ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, aerospace engineer Burt Rutan, U.S. Representative Devin Nunes, baseball shortstop Ozzie Smith, basketball player David Nwaba, football linebacker Chris Gocong, former U.S. Representative Jeff Denham, former CFO of Apple Inc Peter Oppenheimer, former Lieutenant Governor of California Abel Maldonado, Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee, mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell, football player Jordan Beck, baseball pitcher Kevin Correia, professional golfer Loren Roberts, American track and field athlete Stephanie Brown Trafton, American naval officer Robert L. Gibson, singer Danny Gans, actor Pedro Armendariz, engineer and former NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, and ABC News Radio correspondent Michelle Franzen.

M.S. Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 306, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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MS Business Analytics
  • Duration - 10 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 22.4 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 14.6 Lakh

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Master of Science in Architecture
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 14.6 Lakh

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MS Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 14.6 Lakh

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MS Quantitative Economics
  • Duration - 12 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 18.8 Lakh

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MS Engineering Management
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 19.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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MBA
  • Duration - 24 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 18 Lakh

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MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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MS Electrical Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 14.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 16.5 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 16 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.9 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MIM - 2 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BBA - 1 CourseSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BSc - 2 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MEM - 1 CourseGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MS - 6 CoursesGRE - 306 & Above
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BE/Btech - 10 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - Accepted
GRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
MArch - 1 CourseGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for few courses
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Not required
CV - Needed for few courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 55 - 70
Type of deadlineDepends on course
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 1ˢᵗ Mar 2020 - 1ˢᵗ Mar 2021

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MIM - 2 Courses0.8 - 1 YearINR 18.8L - 22.4L
USD 25,650 - 30,600
BBA - 1 Course4 YearsINR 15.9L
USD 21,696
BSc - 2 Courses4 YearsINR 15.9L - 16.5L
USD 21,696 - 22,488
MEM - 1 Course2 YearsINR 19.6L
USD 26,706
MS - 6 Courses18 - 24 MonthsINR 13.2L - 15.2L
USD 18,015 - 20,730
BE/Btech - 10 Courses4 YearsINR 15.9L - 16L
USD 21,696 - 21,822
MBA - 1 Course24 MonthsINR 18L
USD 24,546
MArch - 1 Course2 YearsINR 14.6L
USD 19,902

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