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Reviews 2539 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School life here isn't amazing, but it is great. There are quite a variety of classes to take for General Education-fulfillment requirements. Professors are generally easy to approach and talk to. Class sizes vary from a whole 90 students to around 25. It's either as big lectures, or small labs. Labs are usually small, having up to 20 people or around that number so that professors/TAs can definitely check on the work of all students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is particularly praised for its engineering, computer science, and agriculture programs, as far as I know. Career fairs are hosted once a quarter, and there are multiple resources on campus for student benefits.There are usually a variety of companies that come during these fairs such as Disney and Boeing. Students are often emailed internship/job opportunities from their major's college. The career center provides benefits to students including practice interviews, guidance on careers and majors, and a interview/business clothing closest for people to get a number of items from.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime doesn't occur that often, and if it does, it is usually a sexual assault case by someone the victim knows. A mandatory sexual assault and crime informing program has been implemented every year for the sake of reminding students that sexual assault and crime is a serious problem that people should not do. On campus, I generally feel safe walking around by myself or with a friend. Many people walk around on campus or are outside for a class, so I don't worry too much. I keep my guard up anyway, naturally.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus wasn't an amazing experience for me, but it seemed to be alright for others. There's a community bathroom on each floor, the dining hall nearby, a public kitchen in the ground floor, and some recreation additions. The social atmosphere in my dorm was quite lively, and the housing process was straightforward as it was done online. There was an option to choose where you wanted to dorm and if your wanted friends as roommates. The only downside of dorming was the price, which was really high, also considering that there was an expensive mandatory meal plan to have.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a part of any Greek organization, however, my friends have joined different ones and are enjoying Greek life very well. They host various events, whether it's for fund-raising, charity, academics, school spirit, or just for their sorority/fraternity. Even though our school doesn't have Greek housing, members seem to be close to each other because they spend so much time together. It doesn't matter whether a person is part of a Greek organization or not; not being part of Greek life doesn't make a different to others.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I do not have much to say about the athletics at school since I do not participate in them. However, I have noticed that people enjoy taking part in sports and the athletic facilities on campus. Our school has a large gym that many people take advantage of, whether it's using the exercise machines, going to workout classes, or joining sports events. Everyone seems to enjoy their use of these resources well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many clubs to join where people are welcoming and host lots of events to get to know members, new and old. The people here are quite friendly and very engaged in studying. Many of them have specific and large goals they want to achieve by going to this school. Classes here focus on hands-on teaching, assuring that students will be able to practice and retain information they learned from class, instead of simply learning only by reading and notes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience has been great so far. I have been able to find courses and the professors are approachable.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never had a problem on this campus. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was able to stay in the dorms for orientation and I wish I would be able to house at Cal Poly.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: This school has a great variety of sports to choose from. It is fantastic!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was enrolled in summer classes and so far it has been an amazing experience. .

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The quality of each course I have taken has been great nonetheless. Although I have had a few professors here and there that were more challenging than the other, they did not make the course much more difficult than it needed to be. Class sizes are also generally small, with the exception of very few lecture halls for courses such as physics, chemistry, or business related.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For engineering students, a degree here is highly valued from many employers because Cal Poly takes pride in its hands-on approach to learning for its students. Many students join the work force with the skills and tools to succeed in their respective careers.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school provides multiple resources for students to use whether they are sick or in need of help.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of the fraternities and sororities have members that help one another a lot. They also aren't as bad as some would assume them to be.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of the facilities are up to date, and the addition of a new gym really allows students to exercise in new efficient equipment.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Campus atmosphere is great, but parking is not.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I just started so it seems great thus far

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not involved with Greek life

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Lots of classss are offered and are easy to register for. Some teachers can be stingy but in the end they're there to help.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Most engineers in SoCal come from cal poly. The school has a great after college connections program to help students find a job

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Health and safety programs are very accessible and student friendly

2 College Student

Campus Housing: Overpriced and not clean. Rooms and bathrooms are disgusting

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek leaders are very welcoming and friendly and advertise a lot to rush their fraternities/sororities


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At Cal Poly Pomona, the SoCal attitude slowly spreads to those that haven’t been raised with it, creating a relaxed atmosphere on campus. Students aren’t intensely competitive here as some would be at say, USC or Berkeley, but that doesn’t mean that a large percentage of students don’t constantly push for that high GPA.

Most people are commuters who work as well as attend classes. Many students don’t expect to have a great college experience when they come to CPP because it is known as a commuter school. More often than not, people are surprised at how involved so many students are. You would be impressed to hear how many things an average Cal Poly student juggles, between work, classes, Greek life, and participating in other clubs on campus. When students take advantage of all the fun clubs and activities offered on campus, they always end up admitting how enjoyable their time in college was.

Cal Poly is a unique university, with its hands-on learning policy, widespread diversity, and large spread of majors. It’s located in an area where people from all over can commute to it conveniently enough, making the people you meet varied and always interesting. With Cal Poly, how much you put into the experience is how much you’ll get out. If you avoid joining any clubs and keep to yourself, you won’t benefit from the next four years. But if you push yourself out there, you’ll discover just how much fun attending Cal Poly Pomona can truly be.

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