Total Enrollment: 18,362
Institution Size: 10,000 - 19,999
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Masters
School Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 17,334
Total Grad Enrollment: 1,028
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The "learn by doing" motto. This motto is followed by everyone in every classroom no matter what major it is. In every class, the small class sizes (30-50 people) allow for direct hands on with...
Due to the lack of funding by the state and the poor economy currently (in 2011), at Cal poly it is difficult to get the classes you need or want sometimes. The school cannot offer as many sections...
Everyone at Cal Poly is extremely friendly and willing to meet new people.
Cal Poly is mostly focused on the math, architecture, science, and engineering, and all of the other majors don't receive as much respect and they are not offered as much.
Another awesome thing is The beach is nearby, the downtown is close and has a variety of restaurants and shopping. There's a police department and hospital near the school, which is nice for security and feeling safe. There are also a decent number of diverse food eateries on campus to cater to all taste preferences. It's also nice that Freshman year you can be placed in a dorm with people in your same college, and even major, so that you can meet them and help each other with homework and adjusting to college in the first year.
I wish I knew That close-to-campus, off-campus housing is a bit difficult to find. However, they recently build a very nice apartment complex on campus for students to live, which I lived in my 2nd year, and really enjoyed it. Also, if students look for housing early and stay organized the task should not be that difficult.
Every student at this school needs A drive to learn and the ability to balance school and pleasure.