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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

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This school is notAverageAgriculture/Horticulture
This school is not that great. The reputation is overhyped and all it does is get you into the job market. But what kind of job is what I ask. The ad dept is very easy to get into, i got in with 3.0 and 1240 sat. Changing majors is not that hard except for arch and acrh Engineering.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2009
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: F
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I went to Cal poly for Gen EngineeringBrightEngineering Department
I went to Cal poly for Gen Engineering for 2 and a half years. I really have nothing to show for my time there besides lots of math and science academic course credit.

Coming from northern California, I consider this college just "okay" in every aspect. The parties were entirely greek dominated. The people are either douchey or conceited girls who seek out the douche's approval. I most of the people that I considered to be my friends quickly became acquantices and I ended up with maybe one or two close friends from the time I was there.

I was only somewhat sure that I wanted to do engineering. I thought of myself as creative and curious person that excelled in school but what I quickly learned was that these things mean very little when pretty much everything I did was evaluated with a test, and I mean everything. Go to this school if you are mature and know exactly what you want to study. I was way too curious about the world around me to tolerate putting my head down and assuming a submissive position while they did u know what.

For what its worth, the school is in beautiful location and the girls are fucking gorgeous. Id say that this school is better to transfer into once you are 21 and can go down town. Otherwise you will be subject to joining a fraternity or becoming marginalized in a superficial and domineering socal mindset of a school.

I mountainbiking here is decent, not the greatest, not the worst. Surfing is good really only in fall.

Im looking at switching to UCSC. From what I gather they have people that are actually interested in life. The Mountainbiking and the surfing are world class. The girls might have a bit of pit hair, but I think i can manage.:)

2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Scholastic Success: A, Education Quality: D
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Unless you're going there for engineering, don't bother.AverageArchitecture & Urban Planning Department
Unless you're going there for engineering, don't bother. the town of san luis obispo is full of assholes, both students and residents. don't expect to not be harassed by police. i don't do either but skateboarding on campus can land you a $300 ticket and you can be slapped with a $600 noise violation ticket if you have 2 complaints within a few months. Also, more than 20 people within the same household can cost you hundreds of dollars as well. i know it sounds like im a bitter person who has been hit with these fines, but i havn't. i'm only demonstrating what kind of town you'll be living in and the kind of people you'll be living with. In short, SLO is a very pretentious town,but it does have some cool people and a decent school if you go there for the right major.
5th Year Male -- Class 2011
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Surrounding City: F
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