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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Reviews

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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

I could not imagine myself attending college at any other school than Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The people who live in the area and go to school here are friendly and all around wonderful. The professors at Cal Poly are extremely knowledgeable in their area of instruction and care so much about the students, not only regarding our academics, but our overall wellbeing. They reach out to us in every way possible and help us achieve our academic and life goals. The professors in my area of study, nutrition, are particularly exceptional. I have never taken a class in my department where I either didn't enjoy it or didn't learn something helpful and applicable to my career development or my life. As a graduating senior, I feel very prepared to start my career, and employers and grad schools recognize that Cal Poly is exceptional and greatly prepares its students. SLO is also the most beautiful little town ever. Everyone here is so nice and we have wonderful weather typically 365 days a year. The location is perfect, with a 15 minute drive to the beach, hikes all around the county, and fairly close access (4-5 hour drive) to the mountains and snowboarding, etc. I would strongly encourage everyone who interested in a great college experience and a great education to apply to Cal Poly.

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

Cal poly was some of the best four years of my life! This is a great university if you're interested in any major one of the things I would keep in mind is try to know what you want to do it's not the easiest college to switch majors but San Luis Obispo has a lot to offer from the beach to the downtown area a beautiful campus lots to do outdoors amazing professors and overall just a great culture I highly recommend cal poly

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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2005

I loved Cal Poly and I can't imagine getting a better undergraduate education anywhere else. Their learn by doing approach is evident in most coursework, but it wasn't until I was in grad school and working with people that went to other schools that I realized how much better prepared I was. Things I was especially thankful for: class sizes, the people, the location, the weather, the preparation for the real world.

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Degree: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: 2015

The chemistry department is wonderful. They are always willing to help and there are great opportunities to help get a head start on a career. The rest of the school is well off too, with most teachers being interested in their topic of choice.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program, tons of clubs to get real design experience in, intermajor interaction is high.

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2007

Cal Poly was a great school, especially for engineering and agriculture, but their liberal arts programs are pretty good too. Also an absolutely awesome location to go to school.

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2009

Cal Poly is amazing! If you get in go!!! You will not regret it. Great school, fun town near the beach and overall just an amazing culture. These were the best 4 years of my life.

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2009

Cal Poly is amazing! If you get in go!!! You will not regret it. Great school, fun town near the beach and overall just an amazing culture. These were the best 4 years of my life.

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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Cal Poly is a great school in a great area. As an engineer, it is pretty tough, but you can still find the time to have a social life. There is a party scene if you want it, but you can avoid it without any trouble if you don't. If you want a job when you graduate, this is the place to be: just about everyone has at least one decent offer by the time they're done, but it may take you 5 or 6 years to actually graduate. If you want to go on for a PhD, this is probably not the best choice because there isn't a lot of research going on. The plus side of this is that the professors are focused on the undergraduates instead of their own research.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

There are a lot of resources available if you look a bit: teachers, friends, clubs, computer labs, department websites etc. Still, your greatest resource is motivation to do everything: plan ahead a bit, find friends in your major, get things done because it's all your responsibility. If you're struggling in a class, talk to the teacher, most of them are willing to show you how to improve.

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