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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceD- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:

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Social Life
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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Apr 10 2002
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
The administration here is absolutely horrible.

I really want to like this school, but the administration makes it just about impossible; there's so many horror stories about the administration here it's just not cool.

The city is ok - some people really like it, others hate it. The problem with the city is that it's a really bad mix of college students and old people. A lot of people come here to retire, which doesn't mix very well with the college life attitude of the students. Since about 90% of the students live off campus, this causes lots of problems.

Speaking of which, housing here is really tight. They hardly have enough dorm housing to hold all the freshmen here. Off campus housing is horrible, since the Old People of San Luis Obispo(tm) have shot down any major housing projects in this city since the late 80's. So when you -do- find off campus housing, it's extremely expensive; around $600+ for a single person in a 3 person apartment.

questionMy son was just accepted into ucla and cal poly slo for EE. Research based vs hands on. We are completely torn on choosing. Any advice?
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