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


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Recent Reviews

Jade
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I had a horrible experience at this university. I had to deal with racist remark from people following me home and the admini...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I had a horrible experience at this university. I had to deal with racist remark from people following me home and the administration did nothing to stop it. I did make friends ,but most people I knew from my year transferred out after a year. There is no diversity on campus. It was predominately Caucasian. There were very little people of color. I did find some professors on campus to be amazing and so helpful. I also found it extremely difficult to change majors with this university compared to the current college I am in.

ASHLEY
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The school is big enough for everyone to find something that interests them, but not big enough to be overwhelming. There are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is big enough for everyone to find something that interests them, but not big enough to be overwhelming. There are intellectual clubs, musical clubs, athletic clubs, multicultural clubs, philanthropic clubs, environmental organizations, and many more! With downtown, the mountains, and the beach nearby, it really is the perfect spot to spend your college years!

Britney
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Overall, Cal Poly is an amazing school for academia, the "Learn by Doing" motto is what drew me in and has kept me Cal Poly p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Cal Poly is an amazing school for academia, the "Learn by Doing" motto is what drew me in and has kept me Cal Poly proud. The amount of clubs and organizations available to students is unreal and makes it very easy for students to get involved. The student body consists of individuals from all over California and the U.S.

Kiara
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I enjoy Cal Poly, its a great school with a great student community. Classes are very hands on, and they abide by the school ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy Cal Poly, its a great school with a great student community. Classes are very hands on, and they abide by the school motto "learn by doing". Cal Poly also has a great reputation outside of the SLO community. There are a lot of opportunities and internships provided for students. Overall, its a really great and fun school.

Esmeralda
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CalPoly was a great school to visit! Their ROTC program is one of the best in the nation. The campus is beautiful and the cit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CalPoly was a great school to visit! Their ROTC program is one of the best in the nation. The campus is beautiful and the city itself is very safe.

Madison
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Choosing to go to Cal Poly SLO has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its geographic location allows for people...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Choosing to go to Cal Poly SLO has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its geographic location allows for people to find a variety of activities that interest them. The college town is an exciting, safe, and encouraging environment that makes living away from home way easier. I have had amazing hands on experiences in all of my classes since Cal Poly prides themselves in their learn by doing motto. I have been able to have first hand experience in classrooms as early as my first quarter at Cal Poly which has given me so much insight into my future career. Cal Poly has validated my passion of education and has continued to encourage me to pursue that passion and has exceeded my expectations in giving me an education that is preparing me for my future.

McKenna
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I love the city of San Luis Obisp, so it's nice to be close to the beach and downtown. Although campus food isn't always the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the city of San Luis Obisp, so it's nice to be close to the beach and downtown. Although campus food isn't always the best and the old dorms I live in are extremely cramped, the education really is what makes this school the best choice for me. The majority of the professors genuinely want you to succeed and are always willing to meet with you and help in any way they can. I have become friends with a few of my professors already for they are very open to help. I especially love the professors in my AEPS major classes. They give you so much hands-on experience and I really appreciate all the hard work they put into their jobs.

Hamza
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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a great school especially for anyone who is looking to go down the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a great school especially for anyone who is looking to go down the engineering career path. The school has plenty of activities for students to engage in from clubs to events. The campus is a good size, has good dining options, is clean, and has good living options. Overall California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very pleasing school and should impress everyone.

Alissa
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It is a well balanced school filled with people who are generally positive, active, and didicated. Campus dining is getting b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a well balanced school filled with people who are generally positive, active, and didicated. Campus dining is getting better each year but they have a ways to go. The rec center is state of the art, the facilities are clean well kept and fully stalked for learning. The professors really teach the class and there is typically hands on experience which makes cal poly grads very desireable. Most people have no trouble finding internships all 3 summers of college and the things you do in class transfer into actual work. It is an excellent school and I would pick it again 100x over.

Chloe
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Cal Poly is located in one of the most beautiful parts of California. There are so many opportunities to explore the outdoors...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly is located in one of the most beautiful parts of California. There are so many opportunities to explore the outdoors around the campus or even beyond the central coast. The "learn by doing" motto is lived out in every class I've taken, including GEs which is really special. The Week of Welcome, though long helps new students to get involved and transition well to the new environment. Cal Poly does have a lot of areas it needs to improve in though. The diversity of the student body and San Luis Obispo community is lacking. Because of this there isn't a lot of good ethnic food, which is a bummer. The food on campus, though improving is disappointing and always gets better on parents weekend or whenever there are anticipated visitors. This may be an issue on a lot of campuses but there are very few parking spots so it's kind of a hassle to have a car. Cal Poly does a good job of raising awareness to the issues on campus and around the world; however, because we are so far away from other communities and campuses, the city and campus can feel like they're in their own bubble and all the problems blow up. Despite all of these negative aspects, the opportunities to get plugged in and find your niche on campus are endless. If you like sports there are plenty of intramural teams. There are lots of chances to be part of drama and musical groups. We have a lot of religious groups on campus and plenty of other clubs (over 150). Students can go line dancing in town and the food off-campus is pretty good too. The farmer's market every Thursday night sells really yummy produce that is affordable for college students. Because some students feel unsafe in the campus and community, other students have worked to create an app that gives students easy access to help if they need if they are ever walking alone and feel unsafe. While I can't speak for everyone, I've noticed that the student body is willing and open to encouraging positive change.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,075
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  • 29%

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