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Reviews 2927 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: When I was a freshman, the food was pretty terrible. However, I have heard that since my freshman year there have been improvements - mostly with Metro 19.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There is a good variety in housing options. Certain dorms are grouped based on which college you are in. Others have girl or boy only floors with mixed majors, and others have co-ed floors with mixed majors.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Currently going through finding off campus housing. There is technically a SLO ordinance limiting landlords to only 5 tenants per house, unless a permit is acquired. This can make getting a house with a larger group very difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Food in SLO is some of the best around. Plenty of great options for BBQ, Italian, Cafe's, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is fairly distant on campus. They don't interact too much with students. However this leads them to make decisions that might not be best in the students minds

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because it is a state school it is easy to get necessary federal loans, however grants and scholarships are hard to come by.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party, so I can't say too much about the party scene

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus food could definitely use an improvement, however the university has recognized this and is slowly implementing changes

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Relatively cheap compared to off campus, however campus food is not the greatest

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus so any thing I said about it would be rumors. I do know, however, that it is very difficult to find off campus housing

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: All of the places I have eaten downtown are very good restaurants, especially Firestone and Eureka. Farmer's Market is pretty great too.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Police come into the dorms on a fairly regular basis because someone is drunk every weekend. The officers are polite and make sure the person is ok and because of the law the person is not punished, something I agree with. It would be nice to not seem them every weekend though.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: With two sisters preparing to go to college, and ambitions of med school myself, I was hoping to receive some kind of scholarship but did not get any. Fafsa was not difficult and got me the loans i needed.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not know. I dislike parties and drinking. So I have only been to one tiny party. I did not particularly enjoy myself and sat in the corner the whole night.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is just plain bad. I've felt sick just eating it and several of my friends have gotten food poisoning from it. The food is not always cooked thoroughly and they serve the same food at pretty much all of the dining options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are a little cramped and the bathrooms don't seem to be the cleanest but the people are great. Even though I do not party, and rarely associate with those who do, the people here are very nice and friendly. I enjoy talking with them. The RAs are also fantastic.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: my department is the best.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Can't find a spot to live.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Go to the secret herb garden.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is not at all good.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: new dorms are great, cerro vista.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I only eat there because it's too far to walk to my car to drive somewhere else.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: campus dining plans not worth it. sharing small spaces in dorms. no quiet study space in common areas at night.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Men's soccer is definitely the most attended sport. There's usually a lot of fan support for other sports during games against UCSB and UCD

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown is really close by so there are a variety of places to eat at without getting sick of the same places.

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Cal Poly students generally have nothing bad to say about their time spent in San Luis. A good part of the permanent-resident community attended Cal Poly once upon a time, which is a testament to how much people love San Luis Obispo. Members of the community enjoy discussing time-tested traditions and activities with current students whenever they run into them. There is absolutely a shared love of Cal Poly throughout the community.

The "learn by doing" philosophy truly does permeate all majors and aspects of campus life, and this is one of the things that sets Cal Poly apart most. Students truly do get the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of people to get to produce tangible evidence of their degrees. Students are prepared extremely well for after-college life since there are so many opportunities to develop a skill set and grow. When asked about their favorite aspects of Cal Poly, nearly every student will say that "everything," "the people," and "the weather" are their favorite qualities. You can't go wrong with these three!

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