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Reviews 2354 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: not sure. I eat at home.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't live on campus so im not sure of all the rules for dorming.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I love the school and financial aid office is helpful and on time with aid.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go to parties.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Wish there were more health foods.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am commuting from home an hour away to save money so I do not personally know what it is like to live off-campus and locally to campus except for seeing my friends' places. They seem to have decent houses that are cheaper than living on campus but traffic can make a 2 min drive turn into 10-15 minutes.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The closest thing we have to College town is going to Walnut down Valley towards Grand Ave. There are a ton of restaurants, but usually chains that can get boring after awhile. There's Panera, Rubio's, In N' Out, Chik-fil-A, Chipotle, Pieology, and Starbucks. There are a few others that aren't as common which gives the area some diversity and mixes things up a bit.

4 College Junior

Administration: The school is very lenient I think when it comes to personal choices of the students. If you are disrupting others with your actions then they will step in but I don't think they are too harsh with punishing students who are causing problems.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was only qualified to get student loans and did not get any grants so in that sense it is inconvenient that I feel like I am barely getting help paying for school. Luckily this school is cheaper than most 4 year universities and is worth the quality of the education I am getting and the career I am working towards.

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't really take part in the Party Scene but from what I've seen, campus is most lively on Thursday nights since most majors do not have classes on Fridays. Campus is dead on the weekends so Thursday is usually the best day to have a party since people have not left to go home yet.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a large gap in healthy choices to choose from unless you are able to cook for yourself because you live on campus. As a commuter, the only slightly healthy food option is Subway and maybe Jamba Juice. If not you have to go off campus to eat if you don't plan ahead to bring food with you.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are really tiny and not that great, but if you live in the suites it is like living in a hotel so I really enjoyed living there. I stayed there for 3 years before moving off campus because it was so convenient and nice to live in.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not looked into off campus housing enough to know what it would be like.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places people eat are not very far from campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness of the dorms enforced by the RA's is not too much, but not too little.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any sort of financial aid after the first multiple tries

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you really wanted to go to a party you have to search fairly hard.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Los Olivios has good days and bad days when it comes to the food it serves.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The only issue with the housing is the inability to have A/C turned on at our will.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived on campus my entire career as a student. I have never looked into housing off-campus and therefore cannot comment on it.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of dining options all around campus. There is a variety of fast food as well as dining restaurants. There is always somewhere to get food close by. Many of the food venues around campus are great with working with student organizations to set up profit shares.

3 College Senior

Administration: Campus strictness varies on the topic, and department. Some departments, like parking services, are stricter than others.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: I only received loans from the school, which is unfortunate. But the schools sends out frequent emails regarding new scholarship opportunities for students.

College Senior

Party Scene: I do not party, parties just are not my scene, so I don't feel it would be appropriate for me to comment on parties.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The campus has a lot of fast and convenient food options for busy students, however there are not many healthy options. It is really hard to find healthy options for food on campus.


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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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