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Reviews 3134 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the professors and love the smaller classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Employers actively seek Cal Poly graduates.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been multiple assaults and rapes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not personally joined one but they are active

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Not broadcasted but are extremely entertaining to go to.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Quick paced but very community oriented. Peaceful.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is not enough lighting on campus. There is an escort van, but it is only offered at certain times at night.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the people in my particular dorm. It is very loud at night, so I do not get as much sleep as I would like.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally love being a part of Greek Life because it has enabled me to get more involved with my school, meet a lot of people with similar interests, and has helped me feel less homesick.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Most of the sports teams are not very good. The crowd is not very large. It is one of Cal Poly's drawbacks.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like most aspects of my school, but I personally have not felt like I fit in yet. It is a very rigorous school to attend, so I feel stressed out quite often. The professors are all so approachable and kind though.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center always takes a really long time, and their online appointment system doesn't really work.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes, for the most part, are challenging and class sizes, again for the most part, are pretty small. The fact that students start on major courses right away is nice.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the apartments and I'm in a single. Having a kitchen, and a room to myself with a desk in it is great. We also have a TV in our living room which is awesome. I love 2/3 of my roommates and the other one isn't bad. One thing is that we are a bit of a walk from anything and the apartments aren't super social. The appliances in the apartment are mediocre, and the laundry machines kind of suck; they are gross and can tear up more delicate clothes.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a part of Greek Life but my roommate is and she does stuff for the community and makes friends

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't use it often, but the rec center is a great resource for students and athletes alike

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's nice that students are able to get right into taking major classes, but sometimes it is difficult to get the classes you want/need as a lower classman

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe, secure town with a healthy sense of pride

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are great, Professors are even better

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Huge focus on industry early on which is great

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: gets an okay reputation which probably means its actually relatively good

3 College Freshman

Athletics: not being in a power conference makes rooting for varsity sports hard

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like cal poly. I wish it were a little more academic focused though. this school has great programs but is not very well recognized

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center provides heavily discounted services to students, but has a tendency to misdiagnose, which can cause serious problems for the students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: After taking a lot of general classes, I can say that the professors at Cal Poly cover a wide range of terrible to fantastic. PolyRatings makes it a lot easier to learn about professor's tendencies before taking classes. Class sizes have never been an issue, and despite the competency of a professor, the courses cover as much info as we will need later on.

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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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