Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.


What are others saying about Cal Poly?

Academic Rigor
Dorm Life
Food and Dining
Bang for the buck
Clubs and Activities
Campus Safety
Most Helpful Review for Cal Poly
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Rebecka from Carmel Valley, CA
  • 46 out of 49 people found this review helpful

Having only taken 3 quarters of classes so far, I have mainly completed General Education classes. While getting adjusted with the school and learning how to work out selecting classes and registering, I just got into a major class in the Spring quarter. However GE classes are not a bad thing at all! In fact they give you an incredible opportunity to find out interests you may have beyond your intended major. I was able to explore such fields as Astronomy, Psychology, and Spanish while adding units to my graduation requirement. The GE options are abundant when you learn how...

Read the full review

To find more tips for prospective students, what to do for fun and whether this school is great for a particular type of student read the 165 reviews for Cal Poly

Got something to say?
Create an account to write a review

Need more information?

Curious about something that isn't answered here? Feel free to ask Cal Poly a question

Discuss this School on Facebook

Discussion Rules and Guidelines
  • Don't be a hater. Be polite and respectful. We ban people who post offensive comments.
  • The college may or may not be monitoring these discussions. You can always ask this college a question.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Cappex Support:


Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
  • 0
  • Almarine from Kailua Kona, HI
  • Aug-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is an excellent institution that offers a wide range of benefits to its students. My first year has been a challenging academic experience as well as an exciting social one. Poly is a great place to gain a degree if you are looking to start a career as they have very high job placement rates.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Olivia from Corona, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Cal Poly is honestly so beautiful. I love the fact that they have the Learn by Doing Program, and that I will be able to jump right into my major as a freshman! Also, their recreation center is AMAZING; the people are so kind; and the beach and mountains are near by!

    Read More
  • 0
  • Aleksandr from Carmichael, CA
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is an excellent school located along the coast of beautiful central California. The school is renowned for its incredible engineering and business programs, and the location leaves little to be desired. The only real issue is finding a way to balance academics with all of the leisurely activities available in SLO.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Jillian from San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is a technically advanced school, offering a broad range of engineering, agriculture sciences, architecture and design degrees. Cal Poly is an inviting campus on the Central Coast. Cal Poly professors are primarily top quality and engaging.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Tori from Anaheim, CA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly SLO is one of the happiest places in California, and attending school in this place makes college wonderful. Everyday I am so lucky to walk outside into beautiful weather and the most beautiful campus. Cal Poly is a 5 star school through everyone's eyes.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Thomas from San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is one of the most prestigious learning environments that I have ever been to. Extremely hands on in terms of learning with various labs and studios. San Luis Obispo has many things to offer educationally, including classrooms surrounded by nature and sunny throughout the year.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Shota from Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Learn by doing. Hundreds of extracurricular clubs and activities to join in. Top three school of choice for companies looking to hire students.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Julia from Napa, CA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    It is am amazing school with a beautiful campus. The people here are so nice and the weather is always perfect. I have learned so much at this university and can not stress enough how incredible it is.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Kyle from Hollister, CA
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is one of the greatest universities in California and the United States. It offers a great mix between intelligent and social students. Many majors are highly regarding especially in engineering, business, and architecture.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Rebecca from El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Feb-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Perfect for professional and pre professional degree seekers. Very graduation oriented -- if you don't change your major, you'll probably get out on time. Beautiful surrounding areas, but suburban feel -- if you're ready for the city life it might not be for you.

    Read More