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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

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She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Mar 06 2008
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
Most people are very happy here but there are definitely a few types of students that wont like it. If you are looking for an intellectual environment stay far away. Yes it is a very large school but good luck finding that here. Just take a look at a club list on the school website—#1 its way too short #2 they are all career oriented “ POLYTECHNIC! And you wont be able to supplement this list with in town activities bcs the town is so small it doesnt really have any. Make sure you are okay with isolated farmland even though it is near the beach. If you like the small town SLO paced vacation vibe and conservative Christian atmosphere you will probably like the school too. Everyone is pretty friendly but not a whole lot of personality. The laid back atmosphere is nice at first but make sure you want this for a full four plus years because noone really graduates in four (there arent enough classes to go around). The growing greek scene spices things up and there is a pretty good bar scene when you are 21 but dont expect to get in with a fake ID. The psychology program is average in child development and counseling but horrible in any other area. The liberal arts programs dont get any funding so this will include second rate counselors, etc. It is hard to try out major specific classes because they are reserved for the major first and you only get a seat if they arent filled. There is nothing that really stands out about the school, its pretty average. If you dont want to be challenged or arent too bright then you probably wont mind. Engineering and architecture are more challenging and are pretty good for networking but dont stand up to the fake rankings the school uses to hype them. Trying to transfer out is near impossible because of the upside down curriculum, quarter system, and inability to take general ed courses until you get certain requirements out of the way so make sure this is a choice you want to stick with. Overall not the worst school in the world, but certainly not the best. Most people dont have a bad time here I just dont think it measures up to what they thought college would be like.
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