SLOOOOW down, take a walk through SLO (San Luis Obispo), and visit California Polytechnic State University. While you’re at it, rent an off-campus apartment!
Cal Poly does not, in fact, set a slow place. The professors are fast talkers and the students are fast learners. The world of SLO is a fast-paced one because there are so many possible courses to take, IM teams to join, clubs to start, things to research, scientific papers to write and publish, equations to solve, robots to engineer, books to read, and friends to make. Though professors expect students to keep up with rigorous coursework, they are willing to slow down and meet with students in office hours for some one-on-one conversation. Besides living in the academic fast lane, these kids know how to be fast on the field—hardly a surprise that they’re known as the Mustangs! Football and basketball games are always a great way to hang with your buds while cheering on your school.
I know I said Cal Poly was a fast-paced place, but SLO has a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere that is begging you to slow down to find an off-campus apartment. When 78% of undergrads rent off campus, you know that the apartments have got to be good. Renting in Foothill Boulevard or Grand Avenue is popular, but for more help searching for place that strikes your fancy, visit our apartment search guides. Finding a place farther from campus means lower rent, and luckily SLO has fast and easy public transportation. Buses run throughout the city and will get ya to class, no prob.
Slo what is slo great about living in SLO, anyway? Well, there are sloways things to do in San Luis Obispo since it has a chill day vibe, and a happening night scene. For some yummy food head toward downtown and order the Guinness burger with a side of mac n’ cheese at Black Sheep Bar and Grill. For a good nighttime hangout, go to Frog & Peach Pub at 728 Higuera St, or take your man or lady on a date to the Sunset Drive-In movie theatre at 255 Elks Lane! Fun is everywhere in SLO!