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California Polytechnic University

1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
805-756-1111
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Port Chester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This school is a dream, the kids have so many amenities including on campus restaurants such as sushi, salad bars, pizza, tacos and Starbucks. The campus is very clean, safe and up to date. The dorms are overcrowded, but most students move off campus after freshman year. No need for a car here, everything is within walking or biking distance... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I first arrived in 1979 as a young professor at Cal Poly I swore I had been set down in the midst of an all-white country club. There were few people of color on the campus. Regrettably not much has changed in the intervening years except that the football team has recruited several black men who have done splendid... More 

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Folsom, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My son is a freshman. We both love this university! Beautiful, not too big, focus is on the students, and it is prestigious. Everything we have been a part of, orientations and such, has been first class! Such a wonderful environment to get an education in. Plus since it is a Cal State, you get A LOT of bang for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a pre-application visit with my child to tour the school and campus. Beautiful campus and town. Looks like a wonderful place to go to school.

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Goleta, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to the football game tonight, first time I'd been here. Parking, once you found it, was about a mile away from the stadium! It seems like a school like this, that has invested in a football team and recently upgraded one side of their stadium would have parking a little more convenient. It also isn't very well lit for... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,763 reviews 1,763 reviews
1,100 attraction reviews
1,038 helpful votes 1,038 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have visited the campus a number of times and we know people who have attended and graduated from this pretty campus in San Luis Obispo. Established first in 1901, it is part of the California State University system. The school encourages students to solve real world issues by a combination of classroom courses as well as lab exercises. It... More 

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Stafford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This campus I'd for the students. It is well laid out and you can just see how the master plan is coming together. Students look happy and not stressed. Car traffic is minimal, mostly bicycles! It is obvious this university cares!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Friendly, professional, small faculty/student ratio, beautiful campus, great location and climate, high academic standards

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San Luis Obispo, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When you come here concentrate on the few that work hard, not the party kids that want a free ride on their dads dime.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful grounds, well kept up with a happy safe feeling walking around. Beautiful buildings and nice atmosphere. So glad my son is attending this college.

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