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Colleges and Units

Learn more about how you can help address the pressing needs of Cal Poly's six academic colleges and select campus programs and units at the links below.

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Cal Poly Scholars

The Cal Poly Scholars program seeks to support and retain high-achieving students from California schools, who come from low-income backgrounds, by providing financial, academic, and community resources.

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College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

One of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate agriculture programs, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences takes you into the field, the farm and the forest to apply cutting-edge techniques to the ancient challenge of feeding a growing society.

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College of Architecture and Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design offers a hands-on approach to working in all aspects of the built environment, from designing homes to planning cities.

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College of Engineering

A national leader in engineering education, the College of Engineering promotes project-based learning to link theory with hands-on practice to solve the future’s most pressing technical challenges.

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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts houses seventeen departments offering programs in the humanities, social sciences, communications and performing arts that share focus on the evolving nature of human experience and expression in the modern world.

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bailey college of Science and Mathematics

The Bailey College of Science and Mathematics prepares you to become a leader in an increasingly scientific and technological society through education, research and practical experience.

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Orfalea College of Business

At the Orfalea College of Business, you gain expertise in the fields of management, finance, economics and entrepreneurship by working with real companies in your community and developing your own business ideas.

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Cal Poly Athletics is home to 21 NCAA Division I teams mainly within the Big West Conference and have captured almost 50 conference championships.

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Robert E. Kennedy Library

The purpose of Robert E. Kennedy Library is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo.

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) helps students and community members acquire the tools, develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur so that they may create economic and social value throughout the world.

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Student Affairs

Every member of Student Affairs is deeply committed to supporting students throughout their Cal Poly experience with the support and resources they need to succeed in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

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