California Polytechnic State University

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Founded: 1901
Primary Athletic Conference: Big West Conference
Nickname: Cal Poly
Colors: Green, Vegas Gold
Mascot Name: Musty
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Famous Alumni: John Madden (Former NFL Player/Coach) Ozzie Smith (Former MLB Player) Weird Al Yankovic (Actor) Laura Diaz (Emmy Award Winning TV Journalist) Stephanie Brown Trafton (Track & Field) Hoot Gibson (Retired Astronaut) Greg Chamitoff (Astronaut)
Fun Fact: Cal Poly is the 2nd largest land-holding university in CA, second only to UC Berkeley, and one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation. Admission to the University is highly competitive and it receives 35,000 applications annually.