At Cal Poly, we believe that experience is essential — that whatever you’re learning, you learn it best when you do it for yourself. For more than a century, we’ve made this the center of everything we do.
This is a place for people who are ready to dive in head first and put knowledge into action. For those who come together from all different backgrounds to relentlessly pursue better solutions, across disciplines and boundaries. For those who know that if you want to build a better world tomorrow, you have to put in the work today. This is Learn by Doing, and it’s what makes us ready, day one, to take on whatever comes next — from everyday challenges to the world’s most pressing problems. Cal Poly inspires us to imagine a brighter future for California, our nation and our world, and Learn by Doing empowers us to make that future a reality.