Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
||San Luis Obispo, CA|
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has a hilly, sunny campus with pretty eucalyptus trees. Beautiful mountains can be seen from the campus. There are plenty of modern and attractive buildings, though the University Union Building is a bit plain. The Performing Arts Center is a lovely building with large spherical sculptures outside. It hosts top performers like ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro.
Cal Poly SLO is known for its Engineering and Architecture departments. One thing that makes the university different to others is that you must choose a major from the beginning and it's very hard to change after that. Everything, including housing, is divided into the different departments so that you mostly interact with people from your major.
There is a large rec center, plus a rock climbing wall where people also tightrope walk. In the University Union is a crafts area where you can solder or make a surfboard- they will help you with whatever you need.
This university is a very hands-on place.
The food in the dining area leaves a lot to be desired- mine was almost inedible- though the tables outside were a lovely place to sit.
It is a four minute drive or 25 minute walk from campus to the main part of San Luis Obispo town, which is a happening place to hang out. Avila Beach is a 12 minute drive away- a gorgeous area.
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is located at 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo CA 93407, call (805) 756-1111.
Heading north on Highway 101, follow the signs to Cal Poly. It's an easy hop off the freeway and to the guard station where you enter the campus. There you can find out where to park.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.