"Learn by Doing."
California Polytechnic State University, founded March 8, 1901, is one of the two polytechnic in the SCU system.
Out of state residents pay $2,085 more than in state residents. This leads to an $11,160 total tuition. In addition to that, I will pay $15,453 for books, housing, and dining. Cal Poly provides student insurance that costs $1,311. All the miscellaneous and recreational fees sums up to $22,116. Adding 10% of the sub-total for additional expenses brings us to the grand total per year at Cal Poly: $55,105.16
Robert L. Gibson earned a bachelor degree of science in aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly in 1969. He then went on to become an American professional pilot and NASA astronaut.
In 1919, the 'P' made it's first appearance in the Cal Poly student newspaper. Made originally as an 'H' for San Luis Obispo High School, it began the famous rivalry between the San Luis Polytechnic school and high school. The school battled between pride, changing the letter form an 'H' to a 'P' countless times. The now permanent 'P' is used along with white bedsheets to spell out messages , even marriage proposals. It has been used to spell fraternities, sororities, clubs, or popular current events. The maintenance and cleaning of the letter is determined through a series of fun activities between the freshmen and sophomore year classes. The 'P' was brightened before every football game and if Poly won the game, the 'P' would be change to a 'V' for victory. Finished May 1957, the Cal Poly 'P' still overlooks the campus today.
During the opening kickoff of every home game, students of Cal Poly shake their keys to start up the game. The keys are also taken out when Cal Poly seems to have a lead in the game and Cal Poly students chant, "Start the bus".