California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
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.
Located close to the Pacific coastline, Cal Poly has offers great engineering degrees as well as great scenery four one's tenure there. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable on the subjects they teach. As an architecture engineering student, this school is probably the best fit for me as well as the best decision I have made to date.
I love Cal Poly. The only thing about it is that it is very hard to get classes you need early on. A lot of the classes are too impacted and some people have a hard time getting the required units to be a full time student, but your career counselor can help you with that.
At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo you will truly "Learn By Doing". In the Orfalea College of Business, you will be required to complete a project for each course in the Business major, from developing a complete marketing plan in Marketing, to developing Access databases in Information Systems. Although not all the instructors are world class, you'll gain valuable real world experience and confidence in yourself to succeed in the workforce upon graduation.
Cal Poly's architecture program has continually been rated among the top programs in the nation. During my time at Poly, our architecture school was rated no. 1 and no. 2 (behind Cornell). Which is interesting, considering Cal Poly is located in a sleepy surf town surrounded by agriculture fields. The quality of our program comes from the university motto of "Learn by Doing", encouraging a hands-on approach to learning. Architecture, in general, is not for the faint of heart. You have to be really motivated...and Cal Poly's architecture program is no different.