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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

Lowest Rating
Social Life
Highest Rating
He cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Jan 05 2009
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Cal Poly reminds me of HEALD College on steroids. SLO has a great reputation for it's engineering, accounting and agriculture programs, but it's education lacks real UNIVERSITY qualities. It's humanities, social science, liberal arts and hard science programs are lacking academic rigor and depth. I attended Cal Poly and then transferred to UC Santa Barbara.

If you want a true university experience, I highly recommend you consider attending a UC school. As college educated people, we are expected to know something about literature, art, history, philosophy, politics, etc…Cal Poly offers a one dimensional education for one dimensional minds. It's students are essentially being trained to become worker bees. This is the main reason students in the technical majors are heavily recruited by Silicon Valley companies.

If you want a good vocational training, you can't go wrong with Cal Poly. The college has poured millions of dollars into labs and engineering classrooms, but has done very little in the way of improving it's other programs. The campus library is on par with what you would expect to find at a community college. A university experience is supposed to be much more than training for a job, it's suppose to challenge, nurture and open your mind to a whole new ways of thinking and seeing the world. You can't do this at Cal Poly, if the school lacks proper university course offerings, faculty and facilities. If you desire a Heald College experience, then Cal Poly will be the place for you.

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