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California Polytechnic University

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Address: 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-9000
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Cal Poly is a fine Calif. university bearing a considerable reputation across the country. Its engineering, ag and architecture programs are among the finest in the nation and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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SLO, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cal Poly is a fine Calif. university bearing a considerable reputation across the country. Its engineering, ag and architecture programs are among the finest in the nation and its graduates are sought after by employers looking for people to come ready for work. I live a few blocks away from this institution and our lives are enriched by its presence... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Have spent hours walking the campus recently. It is a terrific location for looking at architecture and people watching. The weather is generally nice and comfortable. Lots of hills and shortcuts to explore. Definitely a good workout depending how far you want to go.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited SLO on a rainy day and made the Cal Poly campus one of our stops. Finding visitor parking was a challenge and required driving and hunting. When we finally found a designated visitor parking, we could pay for 45 minutes or 90 minutes at the parking meters. Parking here, allowed us to walk through the interior of the... More 

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Nipomo, United States
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I am so impressed with this university. They really want their students, not only to graduate, but to come out of school prepared for the real world. They offer students jobs, internships, and hands-on learning and are always striving to improve programs and services.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I loved attending Cal Poly and have regularly visited campus since graduating several years ago. The sprawling campus has a little bit of everything and continues to be well-maintained. Mature trees line walking paths that weave between buildings old and new. Poly Canyon behind campus offers wonderful hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Tale a leisurely drive through the university's acres... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Enrollment is not a requirement to eat a Chick-fil-A in San Luis Obispo. If you are not a student of Cal Poly it is all about getting there, which is often an experience within itself. Many locals of San Luis Obispo don't know that this location exists. As a local, it is worth parking off campus and walking in and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went to Chumash Hall, many department buildings, the Campus Store. Bought some jams and honey that were produced by students on campus. Thinking of ordering some cheese as Christmas gifts. Many changes, but the heart of the faculty and students remain the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great walkable campus with easy walking throughout. A top California school in an idealistic environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I went to school here. If you are in to horticulture, you need to go up the hill and visit the OH Unit. From there go to Leaning Pine Arboretum and take in the sites and vistas! Nice tree arboretum!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Attended a seminar at the agriculture college. Parking was easily available - Friday afternoon. Campus is good looking, though pretty typical looking for a state university.

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