California Polytechnic State University

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#111, overall score 48.25/100

Fun Fact:

Aaron Peckham founded Urban Dictionary during his freshman year at Cal Poly.

Why should Jewish students attend Cal Poly? Cal Poly has a vibrant and growing Jewish life. - Rabbi Chaim Leib Hilel, co-director, Rohr Center for Jewish Life

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 20,426
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 800
  • Jewish population share: 4%
  • Student origin: 86% in-state / 14% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: Mustang News
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Mustangs
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: SLOCORE / SLO Motion

COST & AID Score: 9.17/15

  • Score: 9.17/15
  • In-state tuition: $9,432
  • Out-of-state tuition: $21,312
  • Room & board costs: $13,115
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $3,340
  • Average loan debt: $21,852
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: No

ACADEMICS Score: 6.67/20

  • Score: 6.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Median SAT range: 1220-1400
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 12.67/20

  • Score: 12.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 50
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Mustangs United for Israel
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 1.74/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 47.18/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.08/34

  • Score: 10.08/34
  • Hillel: Hillel of San Luis Obispo
  • Chabad: Chabad of San Luis Obispo
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Chicken soup hotline: Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 120
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Mostly in-state.
  • Kosher food details: The university is in the process of building a kosher dining kitchen.

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