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California Polytechnic State University

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California Polytechnic State University has a long history, being founded in 1901 and located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. U.S. News & World Report named it the No. 1 public master’s-level university. This distinctive academic institution focuses its goals on hands-on educational experience that prepares its students for the challenges of today’s scientific and technical world.

California Polytechnic State University is large institution with a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,049 and a big campus offering many facilities to the students. The university has different tuition fees for in-state and out-of state students. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,075 and the out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,235.

There are as many as 70 majors to its undergradutate students, while its highly ranked engineering programs are some of the most popular choices. Besides courses, this institution is trying to offer a comprehensive experience to its students and take a big interest in providing them with student clubs, organizations and state-of-the-art laboratories.

The university conducted a study to asses the degree of demand on the job market for their students and the results shoed that 56 percent had job offers before graduation and within three months


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