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Degree: Architectural Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Cal Poly's "Learn By Doing" philosophy is implemented in every class and every program. It is a great way to learn, because a lot of universities or programs who just lecture or don't have hands on programs make it hard for students to transition into the real world. Cal Poly is very good at preparing you for your future career and letting you know what to expect. The campus community is great and you will definitely graduate with life long friends.

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Degree: Communications (Speech & Rhetorical Studies)
Graduation Year: 2018

Cal Poly is a great place to receive an education. I easily got out in four years and had so many great teachers. Small class sizes create a comfortable learning environment for students to interact with each other and their professors. Many of my professors were always willing to answer any questions I had and help to make me as successful as possible.

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Degree: Communications (Speech & Rhetorical Studies)
Graduation Year: 2018

Cal Poly is a great place to receive an education. I easily got out in four years and had so many great teachers. Small class sizes create a comfortable learning environment for students to interact with each other and their professors. Many of my professors were always willing to answer any questions I had and help to make me as successful as possible.

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Degree: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 1998

Cal Poly is an excellent learn-by-doing university with a strong comprehensive program for both undergraduates and graduates. I appreciated the attention teachers gave me in both lab and lecture and highly recommend it to those applying to both undergraduate and graduate school.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Cal Poly SLO has prepared me for a career in dentistry. I have recently been accepted into a dental program where I will earn a doctorate degree. The faculty at Cal Poly is extremely professional and will steer you towards your future goals. Any student looking for an affordable education will find it at Cal Poly SLO.

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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2015

The Child and Adolescent Development program did an amazing job of preparing their students for real-life experiences. The degree itself integrated field work that was applicable to many students in the program. I found jobs throughout my time in college that were applicable to my degree and immediately after graduation. The professors in the department were all willing to help and get you through the program by allowing you to learn the necessary material as you went up each consecutive year into major-specific classes. Advisers helped tremendously by guiding you through your audits - for courses - and preparing you to graduate on time. All in all, the department of child and adolescent development were a great asset to my success.

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2003

The program was fairly difficult. Some classes were huge and it was hard to meet with the instructor. However, towards the end of the program the classes got much smaller and intimate. The campus is beautiful. Plenty of places to relax and enjoy the great weather.

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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

If you would like to teach on the beautiful central coast, Cal Poly is the place to go to get your teaching credential. The networking opportunities are fantastic and you can meet numerous potential employers. Your experience as a student teacher is totally dependent on the teacher you are placed with and Cal Poly does a pretty good job of matching you. The downside is most of the classes don't do much to prepare you for actually teaching and feel like a total waste of time.

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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

I honestly and most dearly recommend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to any future student searching for a school that will meet all academic and learning needs, as well as provide a healthy, interactive, and collaborative environment. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo advocates for hands-on learning which engages students in the academic content and curriculum and values the art of "learning by doing." Cal Poly's safe and collaborative environment allows students to join clubs, part-time jobs, and academic groups that will help foster a student's emotional health and overall happiness, as well as providing multiple sources to create long-lasting networking opportunities and relationships. My last four years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has been full of rigorous but well-worth learning experiences that have pushed me to become a focused and enthusiastic student, and further my studies to become as knowledgeable as I can about my major and degree. I have the utmost respect for Cal Poly, and I feel that it's reputation of being an incredible and highly referred school is well-accredited for. My only hope is that more students consider Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as their future university as I believe it will give them their greatest support and encouragement to excel and succeed.

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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is one of the top universities in the country. It has great engineering programs, but the degree I received is in History. The History department at Cal Poly SLO is excellent. They have great professors who are genuinely interested in the topics their classes cover. These professors want to see their students succeed. The department is also relatively flexible about accepting classes from other universities. I studied in Germany for a year while I was at Cal Poly. Every one of the classes I took in Germany was transferable because they fit in slots that were empty. The history department recognizes the expertise of other universities. They make it easy to go to another university and bring back knowledge to share with fellow students and staff. Overall, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is an excellent school that I recommend to everyone who is looking for a university to attend in the fall.

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