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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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  • 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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  • paloma - henderson, nv
  • May-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i just committed to cal poly slo and i am so excited! the campus is so beautiful, surrounded by rolling green hills and right by the beach. the whole school has such a friendly and happy atmosphere. i love it!

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  • Ryan from Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Jan-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The best education, in the best location with amazing weather and amazing people. For what you're getting compared to most of the UC schools, Cal Poly is cheap.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a reason this university has been rated Best in the West. It is a great school! Professors here care about their students, gorgeous scenery, and Farmer's Market!

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  • Timothy from Sunnyvale, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Cal Poly is well known throughout CA as a strong engineering and business school. There is an incredible abundance of cool classes and activities, both on campus and in the town of SLO. Something to note is that many majors are impacted (such as engineering), so getting your necessary classes can be a challenge.

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  • Cesar from Kissimmee, FL
  • Jul-06-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Looks like a great university. It is a very well organized campus with nice people running around everywhere. The learn by doing motto is great especially for a Architecture focused mind.

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  • Pacific from San Ramon, CA
  • Apr-27-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It feels a bit like a community college campus, but the people were nice. Most of the housing is old, but the new apartments are fairly nice. Everything is clean.

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