College Freshman 2013-12-08T10:08:10Z
I don't own a car on campus, I don't have to park
College Freshman 2013-12-08T10:04:24Z
I haven't looked for off campys housing yet, I will in the spring
College Freshman 2013-12-08T10:01:27Z
The weather is consistently awesome; the sun is always shinning.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T10:00:28Z
Computers are easily accessible, wireless is pretty bad though. They are putting wireless in the dorms soon.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T09:54:45Z
I didn't apply for financial aid. I haven't heard about it much.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T09:52:56Z
Campus diversity is quite poor, I see some diversity around though
College Junior 2013-11-30T23:40:14Z
Computers are readily available most of the time. I don't usually have to use them since I have my own laptop
College Junior 2013-11-30T23:38:42Z
Football is not very largely supported. Almost every person on campus is very athletic.
College Junior 2013-11-30T23:37:41Z
Program is pretty elite. Workload is pretty big. Opportunities are pretty endless.
College Junior 2013-11-30T23:37:41Z
Professors really dictate grades. Registration process is a pain: priority should be based on seniority, not a random rotation.
College Junior 2013-11-30T23:35:51Z
There are almost always people to hang out with. Going out at night is a good way to meet a lot of people
College Junior 2013-11-30T00:36:36Z
There are a lot of programs to make people aware. I also feel able to partake or not without pressure.
College Junior 2013-11-30T00:35:35Z
The buses on our campus are free, which is nice. The rest of the city doesn't have good transportation
College Junior 2013-11-30T00:34:41Z
The weather is one of the biggest reasons I love my school! I like all the activities I can do because the weather is so nice.
College Junior 2013-11-30T00:33:46Z
Health & Safety:
Our campus is very safe if you are a white male. For those who are minorities and women, it's a less welcoming environment
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:55:20Z
The financial aid directly available from Cal Poly is based on FAFSA and for me I got absolutely nothing and per FAFSA I still did some support while the actual truth is I need all the support I can get as I have zero contributions and have everything now under student loans and I'm not sure if I will even be able to get another loan next year.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:51:02Z
I can't really give it a true rating as I have never participated in any Greek life. Their housing is all over for different places and there are dozens and dozens of different houses so there is certainly a presence that Greek life exists but I have no experience really directly with one.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:46:46Z
There is parking all over campus nearby each building for staff or for 90 minutes if you pay about 2 dollars. If you live on campus you can purchase a parking permit and there is parking for you right by the dorms, but it cost more than a general pass. If you are like me and live off campus and get a general pass then you can only park in two different large parking lots on opposite sides of the campus. So if your classes are in the middle of campus then not so great with about a 1 mile walk to class or so but normally for me about a 1/2 mile walk to my first class. The problem is that parking is quite expensive at $345 for the annual parking pass. If you lose your pass it's $15 just to replace it, but I haven't had to do that.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:40:23Z
I haven't really run into any times that you can't work with that campus to set everything you need up. They obviously aren't going to let you just do anything but they seem realistic about their assumptions of what is acceptable and unacceptable. College is going to have parties and crazy stories. There isn't a major major crack down it all really. Largely it seems that they are interested in educating people so that when there are parties that people aren't super stupid and if someone is, that they can safely receive help without worry about conviction. The ER is a "safezone" where you won't get in trouble for helping a friend out if the event the need the hospital.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:32:54Z
I like it. Electical engineering is not for everyone by any means but if can understand the basics and enjoy it then it appears to be going along as a good major. There are countless dozens of opportunities that are available as and electrical engineer and it opens the doors right away, even as a freshman. I was offered a co-op (six month internship) during my first month of school after going to an on campus career fair and was able to meet many companies eager to find capable electrical engineers.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:32:54Z
"Learn by Doing" is the motto and it's pretty darn accurate for most classes. The calculus classes are quite hard and extremely fast pasted with a good number failing. The general education classes are pretty good. I really have enjoyed the economics classes. Geography and history don't seem to be that great. The electrical and computer science engineering classes are pretty good with lots of hands-on exposure during the lab itself. Definitely challenging to just keep up with the flow of everything.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:24:53Z
I have seen other campuses where their sports are practically the only thing that matters and it's not quite that way here, but boy we have some good athletes! We recently had the entire sports center completely rebuilt and expanded and just about everything you could think of exists. There are huge basketball courts, swimming pools indoor and outdoor, five racket ball courts, two public massive weight rooms with completely brand new equipment, and indoor track, a huge rock wall with harnesses and a rock wall for bouldering. It goes on and on. Definitely enjoyable to be able to go anytime and full access to everything.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:19:39Z
I would say that the school seems to try and incorporate the coolest technology I have seen in almost any classroom. There are fast Windows 7 computers available all around campus with complete actually fast wireless across all of campus and from what I heard they are currently installing wireless in all of the dorms right now too. So that will be standard everywhere by the end of this year.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:16:22Z
I have now been at Cal Poly for a few months and I can say I generally like it. The biggest downer is the cost of attendance. When compared to other schools it appears as rather reasonable for having a rather high reputation and costing much less than somewhere such as UCLA. College expenses have generally been on a fast rise over the last few decades. Much faster than inflation and average income, resulting in a diminishing return on student's investment to attend college. It all depends on your own personal circumstances but for me personally I am carrying the weight of every penny spent resulting in just under 28,000 every year before any interest I will be paying. So if you were to put money completely aside I am rather enjoying the fantastic opportunities available at Cal Poly and numerous clubs and friends available plus not to mention being nearby the beach.
College Freshman 2013-11-25T04:07:41Z
I am a freshman student who lives off campus so I am not required to have a meal plan so I don't. It saves me money as the meals on campus seem drastically overpriced to me. The price for me to purchase food in town compared to in my hometown is cheap but the prices for small portions on campus are high. It will cost me about 7 dollars minimum to really just fill myself and otherwise a basic snack is usually about 4 dollars. There are a good variety of options though. I do have to give them that, and some very good ones but you have to pay for them at an even higher price.
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