- San Luis Obispo, CA
- 4 Year
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is ...
NCAA Division I-FCS
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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Rankings
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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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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.147 responses
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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Reviews
Review California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
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.
This school is amazing depending on what you are studying. The only school admin cares about funding is the School of Engineering, so if you're an engineer, great! (Side Note: If you want to go to Medical School; DON'T COME HERE (I made this mistake)). Most of the 100 level professors are awful in my experience, so the first year you'll have to put up with shitty professors. The location of this campus is ideal if you are looking for a college town and not a big city. There are a couple nice beaches nearby and great places to hike. The campus dining is AWFUL, so some creativity is needed to not go insane. All of the students at this school are genuinely friendly. Parties. If you are a female, this school is ideal for girls into the party scene. If you are a male, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get into a party unless you are in the frat. The admin here seems like it wants you to fail which makes you feel awful. Athletics aren't that impressive here.
I love attending Cal Poly! After just one quarter, I really have nothing bad to say about my experience here. I would have to say the best part has been the environment and the incredible people I am surrounded by. Everyone from the staff to the professors to the students is helpful and friendly and I feel so welcome here. They did a great job at helping the freshman to have a smooth transition to college life and to make friends. The food is not what comes from a gourmet five star restaurant, but this is college, and there are so many options for everyone. Even more options will be available soon with the new housing and dining areas being built. The surroundings are beautiful and the campus is very active as well! Students are very driven to succeed and I always feel safe on campus. I am so glad that I get to call myself a mustang!