You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
PLAN B: 1:1 EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.
Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,144
Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,378
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
From picture-perfect Mediterranean weather to tasty cuisine, award-winning wines, breathtakingly beautiful hiking and soft sandy beaches- there is something for everyone here in San Luis Obispo!
Campus Location - Cal Poly is in San Luis Obispo, a city of about 45,000 on California's central coast, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The city and university share a neighborly, small-campus, small-town atmosphere.
Helpful Information - Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly ranked "Best in the West" for the 21st consecutive year with U.S. News & World Report.
Art and design, music, wine and viticulture.Limitations
1:1 placements for business administration and economics Majors. Audition or portfolio may be required for admission to music, theater, architecture, and some art classes. Architecture requires a portfolio review soon after the March placement, and fourth year status. Some upper division graphic communication courses are restricted to majors and required permission. Priority will be given to students whose majors are similar to the majors of our outgoing students.Notable Academic Programs
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Fruit Science, Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Art/Design/Fine Art: Theater Art
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Microbiology
Business: Business Administration
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Graphic Communication, Journalism
Earth Sciences: Earth Science
Education: Child Development
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
Environmental Studies: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Natural Resources/Science/Management
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: Languages
General Studies: Liberal Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology
Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Technology
Information Studies: Computer Science
Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences
Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: Political Science
Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation
Sociology/Social Work: Sociology
Technology: Computer Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Figures are current as of 6/13/2017.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Students must complete their housing contract and pay their first installment payment by May 1st.
Meal Plans Per Quarter
NSE students typically live in apartments (Cerro Vista or Poly Canyon Village) and no meal plan required. There are two dining plan options - 19 Metro Fast Pass and Campus Express. For more information, see the Campus Dining website http://www.calpolydining.com/.