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California Polytechnic University

Address: 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone Number: 805-756-1111
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Kissimmee, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I took some classes here. I also have friends who graduated from Cal Poly. The canpus is old circa 1901. Some of the buildings are new but a lot are very dated. Also it is like 1 mile from a state prison so so co-eds don't feel safe. While they do have a police force it is very small and... More 

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San Mateo, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We toured the campus briefly during winter break. I hope to go back when the students are there. what a compact campus that's built right into the hills. beautiful views. many options for kids in the student union center, including the bowling alley. We'll be back when we can visit longer.

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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17 reviews 17 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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