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Most Helpful Review for Cal Poly
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Rebecka from Carmel Valley, CA
  • 50 out of 53 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...

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Danny from Middletown, NJ
  • Mar-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Our school has an outdoorsy campus life, a sweet rec center, and many hidden gems within the school. There is a lot for you to do here, especially if you have a car. The beaches beautiful, and the weather here is beautiful too.

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  • Sarah
  • Jan-31-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful. The classes are hands on and people are nice.

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  • Kevin Joseph
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Being a student in Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is a way of life. The hands-on approach is highly emphasized here. A lot of companies love hiring students from here!

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  • Anonymous
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is by far one of the best places i have been!! The people are so happy, friendly, and helpful!! I am so proud to call this place my SLOme!!!!

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  • Davis from Simi Valley, CA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is an amazing school, and I would never want to go anywhere else. The people, the town, and the school itself are phenomenal. Cal poly is everything that an institution of higher education should be.

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  • Anna from Cupertino, CA
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is the pre-step into the real world, it gives you four years to dive into a potential career interest. The beauty of Cal Poly is that you don't just read about what you might be doing after you graduate, but you get to have hands on experiences in classrooms, as well as opportunities within internships and jobs during your college experience. Cal Poly also offers an array of opportunities, through 300 clubs, jobs on and off campus, adventurous opportunities such as hiking, surfing, etc., and so much more.

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  • Annonymous
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    I am so fortunate to attend this school; I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is in a beautiful city- you have a cute downtown and are minutes from a gorgeous beach. It is a school that is highly respected with very good programs.

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  • Adam from san luis obispo, CA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly in one word is beautiful. The area is gorgeous, everyone here is pretty, and most importantly students do not judge others. It is truly an incredible area that sets up students for success.

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  • Danica from Los Osos, CA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is a beautiful campus full of people with beautiful souls. The professors want you to learn and succeed. It is a institution which sets up its students to succeed in life.

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  • Isabella from Tulare, CA
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    It's a great place; always something to do and people are very friendly. Even Oprah said it's the happiest town in America!

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