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NCAA Division I-FCS
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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.215 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.217 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management462 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering300 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies229 Graduates
Animal Sciences and Husbandry182 Graduates
Agricultural Business155 Graduates
Civil Engineering134 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering134 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities118 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.273 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.336 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.147 responses
Colleges like California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
- BCalifornia State Polytechnic University - Pomona
- 4 Year
- Pomona, CA
- 2,680 reviews
- A-University of California - Santa Cruz
- 4 Year
- Santa Cruz, CA
- 3,505 reviews
- AUniversity of California - Davis
- 4 Year
- Davis, CA
- 4,115 reviews
- A-San Diego State University
- 4 Year
- San Diego, CA
- 4,436 reviews
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Reviews
I love cal poly slo. The atmosphere and the academics is amazing. Im a horticulture major (plant science) so the amount of diversity of plant life here is just a awesome experience. the diversity isn't just on the campus either, the surrounding town is filled with beautiful landscapes of different plants, a lot of them are edible too! the town always has something to do for students in their free time and the hikes are worth it. When it comes to academics, I think cal poly does it well. I get along with all of my professors and the classes really do have a hands on learning experience which I can apply to my profession.
I love the overall academic, athletic, and social environments of Cal Poly! It's a great school full of extremely driven and talented individuals. One thing I would like to see change a little more is the diversity within the student body population. It's already off to a great start, but I think it would be cool to see the integration of more diverse groups of people around campus.
I have absolutely loved my time at Cal Poly. Their learning by doing philosophy has been an incredible part to my experience. As a freshman, I'm already able to take classes that are (1) directly connected to my major and (2) have actual hands-on experience! I'm an animal science major looking to eventually apply to vet school, and so these hands-on experiences are extremely valuable.