The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Coastal location
  2. 2
    Educational quality
  3. 3
    "Learning by doing!"
  4. 4
    The ladies
  5. 5
    Local atmosphere
  6. 6
    The people
  7. 7
    SLO's food
  8. 8
    The teachers
  9. 9
    Variety of campus clubs
  10. 10
    The weather

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
93% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
72% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
96% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
62% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
55% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Highly Satisfied Students
83% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
62% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The Cal Poly Foundation
  2. 2
    Campus food
  3. 3
    Campus police
  4. 4
    The guys (compared to the ladies, at least)
  5. 5
    Lack of reasonably priced housing
  6. 6
    No parking—anywhere
  7. 7
    Pulling all-nighters during finals week
  8. 8
    The area is so safe that cops tend to be strict about the little things.
  9. 9
    Few computer labs are open 24 hours.
  10. 10
    Bike-seat theft

Facts & Statistics

Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,962.
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