Back to Full Profile

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Reviews

3,452 reviews
All Categories
0
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.
Cal Poly SLO is a great hidden gem school in Central California that teaches you to be directly involved in what you are studying. Many classes give you a chance to practice what you learn about in the classroom, which prepares you extremely well for future careers. The campus and city are a nice getaway from the typical city, and there is a lot of outdoors activities to do on any given day. The only downside is that there is not the greatest variety of culture, but that is currently changing for the better.
Overall California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a great university, especially considering academics. However, I would like to see an increase on diversity since it is one of the whitest campuses in Califnornia.
Start Your Review of California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Rate It!
I love the area and campus. The classes are very challenging but all are different and interesting, so they hold your attention and help you learn a lot. The quarter system is very fast passed but there are hundreds of resources to help you keep up.
Great school and beautiful and safe area. However, getting classes for some majors is a real problem, and I've had a few mediocre or worse professors. Despite that, it's a good school
The best part about Cal Poly was that the value and return of investment is very worth the money. However, in terms of diversity, party life for non greek students and athletics, it is very weak and needs lots of improvement. These essentials for a college experience enhance the time at a school.
Cal Poly is a wonderful school. The surrounding area of San Luis Obispo is absolutely beautiful. Great college town!
I toured there about a year ago and it was just amazing. The second i stepped foot onto the campus I was filled with acceptence. The epoeple tehre are truly astounding and it was just an ovberall amazing vibe.
Cal Poly provides students with an experience that is unmatched by any other school. The relationships that students have with professors are top notch, even though these professors are often so busy doing their own research. Opportunities for students to get involved in research, get internships in their field of interest, and eventually become employed are abundant. The city of San Luis Obispo is also an amazing college town. There is something to do for everyone, across all interests. 350+ clubs on campus allow for everyone to be involved in something that is greater than themselves. Each student has a unique experience in Cal Poly's Learn By Doing philosophy, but everyone is united under the fact that wherever we end up, we will be prepared.
The orientation was just amazing the campus was very green and the people there are friendly. The Academics were exactly what I was looking for when searching for colleges.
I love Cal Poly! The sense of community that the Mustangs have is unparalleled. Everyone is so friendly, and the small class sizes really give you the opportunity to know your professors on a personal level.
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.
Awesome campus, the food is not the best but it is easy enough to get a good variety that it still deserves 5 stars. Food pantry is also one of the most helpful things on campus for a broke college student.
It is an academically rigorous school and great college environment. The scenery around the school is unmatched. There are things to do for everyone. If you enjoy nature and beautiful sunsets it is the place for you.
Cal Poly is one of the best agricultural programs in the nation. It's goal of hands-on learning is exactly what students get and they have the ability to learn first hand about their field of interest. Great School!
Cal Poly SLO is located in a college town in the middle of nowhere. Academics wise -- Cal Poly is great. Professors and faculty are there to help you succeed. However, the diversity at Cal Poly is not great (but it is getting better). I feel as if students are not extremely inclusive, although the school tries to be. Overall, my experience here has been alright.
Incredible learn by doing and Poly Reps are a great club I enjoy being a part of. Just a great place if you know what you want
Start Your Review of California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Rate It!
Love small class sizes. Loved the location and the small town community. I would like to see more diversity, both in faculty and student body. However, overall this is a great school.
This university is very nice in a little suburban area. You feel very at home as soon as you go there. Lots of jobs, hiking, and activities available. Also, if you are interested in engineering, this is a great university to go to as it is what it specializes in. It is not too far away from the local town San Luis Obispo. The town is very great with lots of little places to eat, shop, and study. Overall, it is a great university to go to and I recommend it highly.
The hands on learning environment is definitely a plus and most of the professors are reliable, but the town is very sleepy. People overall are friendly.
Back to Full Profile