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Most Helpful Review for Cal Poly
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Rebecka from Carmel Valley, CA
  • 55 out of 58 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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  • Tiffany - San Jose, CA
  • Feb-08-2018 I am a current student here

    impacted classes, lack of diversity, rigorous courses- engineers graduate in 4-5 yrs, good for engineering, expensive housing, hands-on but not for every major, greek life is common, hot weather, close to the beach, lots of natural and scenic areas, crappy and overpriced campus food and in slo bc its white af (except chick fil a and jamba and einsteins), nice rec center but ugly campus- kinda looks like a prison and most buildings/classrooms dont have AC (dorms dont either except for red bricks), new freshman dorms for 2018, might require 1st n 2nd yrs to live on campus soon, frat parties, freshman cant bring cars, some police are assholes and give lots of tickets for parking, speeding, MIP, etc, rideshare is accessible for going to the bay and la for weekends. Getting admitted is easy but adjusting to a new environment and getting good grades is more of a challenge. Good luck to prospective students ????

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  • Lilly from Tx
  • Aug-29-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Despite visiting Cal Poly on an overcast day, I thought the campus was beautiful and exciting! I loved how many skateboarders and bicyclists were out.

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  • Kayla from Tulare, CA
  • Aug-14-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems very nice and well maintained. Room and boarding are very well kept. Lots of activities and majors available, especially good for people who don't know exactly what they want to do yet.

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  • Lauren from La Mirada, CA
  • Apr-07-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I was super impressed with how friendly everyone was on campus; very positive and upbeat vibe. The campus and surrounding area was beautiful and very walkable. Their "learn by doing" mantra that is followed in all the colleges sounded like it would make learning fun and enhance understanding of the material.

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  • Mochi from San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Apr-02-2017 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is a great school! The campus is gorgeous and the people here are great! It's also such a good deal considering how much tuition costs and the education you're getting!

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  • emily from orange, ca
  • Aug-05-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i am so so so excited to become a part of the mustang family in less than a month and a half!!! so happy i got in and decided this school. i absolutely fell in love with the campus from the first second i saw it.

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  • prospective mustang
  • Jun-20-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the school was beautiful and i fell in love with the campus. the engineering tour was super cool. the surrounding area was nice too.

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  • emma from chula vista, ca
  • May-15-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the most welcoming, beautiful campus. all the students seemed like they were happy to be at slo and were even happier to tell you all about the school. it is in the best location with some of the best people.

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  • maya from san rafael, ca
  • May-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    one of the most beautiful and friendly campuses i have ever been on. everyone here including the staff is very open and spirited and truly believes in the "learn by doing" philosophy of the school. i am so excited to start here in the fall!

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