San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo


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Recent Reviews

Nicole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A wonderful school academically. I, along with most of my close friends from school, are currently working in our fields or a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A wonderful school academically. I, along with most of my close friends from school, are currently working in our fields or attending graduate school so I know that my education there was worth it (and VERY affordable compared to other equally rigorous schools). I had a couple of issues with the administration and climate of the school.

Alexander
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I think Cal Poly is the best school in California. It is located in the greatest area providing perfect weather, plenty of pl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Cal Poly is the best school in California. It is located in the greatest area providing perfect weather, plenty of places to shop, beaches to run off to and so much more. Cal Poly itself has some of the most intelligent and helpful professors providing regular office hours always encouraging students to ask for help if needed. Cal Poly provides many ways to get involved such as Greek life, clubs, sports, a fantastic recreational center, and more. Cal Poly does its best to make incoming students feel safe and welcomed before starting a new life in college. It introduces Slo days and WOW week to incoming freshman. These events help incoming freshman familiarize themselves with each other and become comfortable with campus culture by participating in activities introduced by there WOW/SLO days leader. Apply Now!

Rachel
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Cal Poly has been really eye opening for me. There are so many opportunities to get hands on learning experience, hence 'Lear...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly has been really eye opening for me. There are so many opportunities to get hands on learning experience, hence 'Learn by Doing'. There are many different tyoes of people on campus and everyone is generally respectful of others. You also are able to get a lot of help gaining references and contacts to help provide you with possible job offers.

Christian
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Cal Poly SLO is an amazing university. I stumbled upon this university in the application process and I could not be happier ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly SLO is an amazing university. I stumbled upon this university in the application process and I could not be happier with my decision to apply and attend this university. This university has so many amazing students that attend that are always so friendly and helpful. There has always been great people, professors, food, and an amazing atmosphere at Cal Poly SLO.

Anna Vy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A practical education, very hands-on labs. Beautiful campus and friendly people. The food was bad but it’s totally improving ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A practical education, very hands-on labs. Beautiful campus and friendly people. The food was bad but it’s totally improving now. Lower level classes’ teachers are kinda a gamble. Some good some horrible. It’s in the middle of nowhere tho , besides the beach and the mountains.

savannah
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From the moment I stepped foot on the campus, I instantly fell in love with Cal Poly. Not only is the school perfect, but the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

From the moment I stepped foot on the campus, I instantly fell in love with Cal Poly. Not only is the school perfect, but the town itself is filled with the most amazing people and constantly has perfect weather. San Luis Obispo provides the best of both worlds since it is a small town with so many opportunities for fun. Whether my ideal day is going downtown to shop, going on various hikes, or even visiting beaches, I never find myself bored. Additionally, the on-campus housing is exceptional; the way the dorms are set up provide immense opportunities to socialize and meet new people. The meal plan that come along with being a freshman does not consist of the best food, but the plan is extremely convenient. The campus has dining halls throughout the campus rather than just in one spot which is extremely beneficial when in need of a bite to eat. The classes are difficult, but I would expect nothing less from this school. College is not meant to be easy; it’s challenging, which is exactly what Cal Poly does. Even though the classes are difficult, the class sizes are usually around 30 to 40 students which allows easier contact with professors and allowing a better relationship. The learn by doing aspect of Cal Poly is also incorporated into almost every class; this philosophy gives the students a more hands on experience. Overall, Cal Poly provides its students with various opportunities to succeed in a great location; this school is a perfect fit for me.

Rachel
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It has amazing academics in a very ideal location. The people are friendly and there are a lot of social opportunities. The s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has amazing academics in a very ideal location. The people are friendly and there are a lot of social opportunities. The school work is challenging but pushes students to learn and grow academically. The weather is normally very sunny and warm. The campus food is less than ideal and the residence halls are not super nice but overall the school is great.

eduardo
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The school itself is an overall great school. Cal poly offers many different classes each with many professors available to t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is an overall great school. Cal poly offers many different classes each with many professors available to teach so that you can take all the classes you need and are never stuck waiting for one to be available. Their wait list system is very lenient and simple to use that nearly every student gets into the course they desire even when full.

Roey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the school is great. Both the students and professors hold a high academic standard that is truly felt in the environ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the school is great. Both the students and professors hold a high academic standard that is truly felt in the environment of the school. The professors are very understands and truly care about their students. Additionally, the school is absolutely beautiful and there is rarely a day with bad weather.

Kameryn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly is a great school to attend! I have no complaints about the academic side of Cal Poly. I have yet to attend a class ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly is a great school to attend! I have no complaints about the academic side of Cal Poly. I have yet to attend a class where I am in a huge lecture hall and feel like my professor is unapproachable. I feel as if the professors are generally passionate about their students' success. However, I do have complaints about student housing and dining. I am a freshman this year and am living in the Sierra Madre Towers which pale in comparison to the new dorms across the street. The dorms do not have universal quality amenities. In addition, the food and the food variety here is not great. I only eat at the dining hall because it is the healthiest and the food there is decent. Most of the food here is pasta, sandwiches, and hamburgers. Also, they implemented a new system of meal credits for my year which the majority of students and parents complained about (not kidding). However, I hear that next year's class will have the old system for buying food which is ten times better because you get more flexibility with what you can get. Lastly, I am saddened as I live right behind the construction of a new dining hall that was supposed to be completed while I am still a freshman. It would be a mere 5 steps from my building causing me to appreciate campus dining that much more, but I still only see the slow development of the infrastructure of the building. No walls have even been put up yet! However, do not let my complaints about housing and dining deter you from Cal Poly. It is a great school and those problems would only (possibly) affect you for nine months of your life. Believe me, these months go by quickly. The quarter system flies by!

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  • 20,426
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,075
  • Acceptance rate
  • 29%

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