California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Reviews
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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.
California Polytechnic State University is known for its "Learn by Doing" motto. The observance of this motto all across campus prepared me to be a productive and knowledgeable professional. The networking opportunities are the best because you're required to have an internship in your field of interest before graduating.
This school provides the best valued education. Cal Poly is a highly competitive engineering school and has produced a lot of successful practicing engineers which gives recognition and therefore numerous networking possibilities. One of the best parts of this school is the campus community and camaraderie. Everyone is so friendly and level-headed which has created so many lasting friendships. I would highly recommend this school for anyone who is willing to put in huge amounts of effort and time. You will not regret attending this great University.
California State University- East Bay is a commuter school that benefits some people. The people at this school are nice and their are some teachers that really care about the students and their education. However, when it comes to support on this campus, I feel that it is lacking. Some teachers do show support, but through my 4 years of coming to this school I have been told twice, one from a teacher and one from my major advisor, that I should change my major or choose a different career paths. I feel that They never took the time to see what I was struggling with and help/support me but looked at one class where I got a B- and thought I wasn't competitive enough for my career path. If you are looking for a school that supports the students I wouldn't recommend CSUEB.
Cal Poly well-prepared me for my Doctor of Pharmacy program. My involved professors were a fundamental part of my success as a student. On my very first day of college, I found myself immersed in labs as a biology major. Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy gave me invaluable real-world experience that I will take with me in my Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Cal state Fullerton is an excellent school for those seeking a financially affordable school. I highly recommend it to those who are applying as a business, nursing or athletic training major. Many majors at Cal State Fullerton is impacted, which makes it difficult to get classes, however, I highly recommend applying for the Finish in Four program, which will give you priority registration. I was able to graduate from Cal State Fullerton within 4 years. Overall, the school has upgraded many of its building over the years, especially the newly opened Titan Student Union. Keep in mind that this school is a commuter school, so there is a lack of the "college" feel. Overall, I highly recommend this school for those that want to not be in as much student loan debt.
I went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for my undergraduate degree in communications and went back to get my teaching credential. It was an incredible experience that I would highly recommend to anyone deciding on where to go to school. It was an excellent education that prepared me fully for my career in education.
I chose Cal Poly because of the "learn by doing" philosophy, and the skills I developed during my time as a student have helped me be successful in Graduate School. The fast paced quarter system helped me hone my time management skills, and the hard and soft skills I learned on a variety of projects come in handy everyday.
Cal Poly is located in a wonderful city with a great environment which fosters learning. The class materials are accessible and easy to understand, professors genuinely care about the success and well-being of their students, and the students are friendly and eager. My only complaint was the seeming disconnect from elective classes and major courses- elective classes are often taught at a level of rigor above where they should be considering their decreased relevance to selected majors.
I enjoyed my time at CSUSB, overall I had great teachers and mentors. I felt safe on campus and things seemed to run smoothly there.