Why a letter of recommendation won't help you get into Cal Poly

According to Cal Poly admissions officers, getting into Cal Poly is up to the cold logic of a computer.

The Poly persuasion

When Salinas High School senior Trent Storm submitted his Cal Poly application in November, he became one of nearly 52,000 applicants fighting to be accepted for Fall 2014.


[box]Getting into Cal Poly is growing increasingly difficult[/box] Cal Poly’s application rate is at a record-high, but acceptance rates remain low. With the demand for Cal Poly on the rise, and state funding at an all-time low, acceptance to the…

Here come the freshmen

The 2015 incoming Cal Poly class has been chosen, and the class breakdown is showing new trends in admissions.