|By Moreau1985 (Moreau1985) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 06:32 pm: Edit|
Just wondering if anyone here is familiar with Cal Poly? is it a good school...how is it viewed nationally? Obviously its not ivy quality, but is it considered a good school on a national level?
|By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
It's known well within California as a great school for sciences (chem, physics, bio, computer sci, math, etc.) I don't know how well it's known nationally. A lot of grads of Cal Poly take jobs in Silicon Valley (mucho $$$)
|By Caramelapple (Caramelapple) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 10:27 pm: Edit|
Yeah, I've heard it's a pretty nice school. I have some friends going there. The campus and community is supposed to be nice. I think Trojan's right- it's good for sciences and math. One of my friends was offered a high paying "top secret" job working for the gov't during his freshmen year and he's into some science/math field. So it's not ivy, but I suspect it's pretty respectable.
|By Moreau1985 (Moreau1985) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 11:24 pm: Edit|
How about Business wise? Anyone know?
|By Dyip10 (Dyip10) on Thursday, May 08, 2003 - 11:56 pm: Edit|
I don't know about Business, but it's top in nation for undergraduate engineering and architecture. Also many companies hire people from Cal Poly.
|By Dts (Dts) on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit|
cal poly has little name outside of CA...and it is a state school...this is just my opinion.. but the campus feels like a state school, not a university. supposedly hot girls there though
|By Vballcourt (Vballcourt) on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 12:07 pm: Edit|
If you go to Cal Poly they will tell you how wonderful they are in everything... You are talking about San Louis Obispo right? They are big in agriculture, that's the easiest major to get into at least... because you have to declare your major when you apply and they will pick you based on other applicants in your major. It's really hard to change majors too, and they lowered admission this fall. One of the good things about it is that they don't really have a big graduate program so if there is any research to be done then they will let undergrads do some of it... It's part of there theory of "hands on learning" The city is only a college city, not much to do in the summer time and not anywhere to get hired after you graduate. The dorms are bad too. About business though, I can't really tell you, because they stressed that everything was so wonderful there it was hard to find an objective view on anything. I geuss there growing though, who knows maybe youll go there and then it will become the next UCLA or something.
|By Moreau1985 (Moreau1985) on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 07:36 pm: Edit|
yeah, the amount of applicants they've had in the last five years has doubled. Also many applicants who also got accepted to many various UC's chose to attend Cal Poly instead. There was a graph I found on the website, its quite interesting auctually. My guess is it'll lose its "state" college title pretty soon and move into the big leagues, only time will tell. Yeah I was talking of San Louis Obispo, not pomona, sorry if that confused you. My friend got into the agri-business program with a 3.3 GPA and a 1160 on his SATs..the standard business administration program is alot more difficult to get into though, the average SAT score was a 1214, which is pretty good in my opinion, considering UC Berkeleys average was a 1290 (only a 76 pt difference). anyways, Ciao! for now. Thanks for responding, it seems like most people on these boards would have no idea, what/where Cal Poly SLO is..
|By Moreau1985 (Moreau1985) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 03:01 am: Edit|
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