Looking back on San Luis Obispos Top stories of 2013, indeed at No. 8 Cal Poly certainly did make the news. Rather than fraternity and dorm controversies, my list would have been slightly different. It would have included:
1. Cal Poly named among the top 50 in Kiplingers Personal Finance list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2014.
2. SLO and Cal Poly ranked No. 3 in Travel & Leisures list of the Nations Best College Towns.
3. Ranked Best in the West by US News & World Report for the 21st year and ranked ninth overall of the Wests best universities.
4. The College of Engineering ranked fourth best among public masters programs; in undergraduate rankings, mechanical engineering ranked No. 2, civil and computer engineering No. 3 and electrical engineering No. 5.