Admission to Cal Poly continues to be highly selective and competitive in all areas of academic study. For fall 2017 we received nearly 57,000 applications for approximately 5,300 spots. The information on this page is provided to help counselors work with and guide students.

If our recruitment staff does not currently visit your school, we welcome you to reach out via phone or email if we can be of assistance. Thank you for all that you do for your students and know that we’re here to help!


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Cal Poly’s Codes

ACT Code: 0188
SAT Code: 4038
Federal School Code: 001143

Visiting Cal Poly with your school?

Campus visitors can take a general campus tour, attend an admissions information session, tour housing facilities or tour specific colleges. You can also tour our campus on your own using downloadable apps for the IPhone, IPod or Android. Find them on iTunes or Google Play.

Groups of 15 or more must make prior arrangements for a campus tour.

To arrange a special group tour for school or organization’s group of 15 or more people, please email For updates, check our Campus Tour Information line at: 805-756-5734.

We request that you place your request 3-4 weeks in advance, but a minimum of two weeks notice is required. Special arrangements for tours and admissions presentations can often be made at times convenient for the group. All tours are led by current Cal Poly students who sign up to lead group tours as their schedules allow; tour confirmation is made when a student tour guide is scheduled. Allow maximum lead time for the greatest chance of accommodation


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