Cal Poly State University

About Cal Poly State University

Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation. It has approximately 20,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 45,000, just twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes, extraordinary temperate climate, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The Construction Management Department offers an ACCE-accredited, 4-year Bachelor of Science degree program that currently enrolls over 500 students. The Department maintains close ties with industry and prides itself on the practical application of construction knowledge and active engagement of industry partners in its educational mission. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has two separate B.S. degree programs with approximately 750 undergraduate students in the Civil Engineering Program and 200 in the Environmental Engineering Program. Both programs are ABET accredited. The Department also offers an M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with approximately 50 active graduate students.

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