I'm a NY mom whose surfer son has been accepted in Cal Poly SLO as a computer engineering major. This was the only Cal school I let him apply to because of its cost (even out of state) and the quality of its computer engineering dept.
We really like everything we have read/heard about the shool and will be visiting next month.
I have two concerns, firstly that it is a suitcase school and secondly that my son would spend too much time surfing and not enough time studying. Although he has not fallen into this trap on Long Island, NY (where he surfs year round...brrrr!), he was at home under our watchful eyes.
I notice that there is not a surf club at SLO so I do not know how big the surfing scene really is. Does anyone have any thoughts to share on how surfers fare at this school?