B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Scores Range
930-1210
ACT Scores Range
20-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Cost

Net Price
$9,824/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,984/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,386/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,767/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,364/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,785/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.197 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.194 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Mixer
    19%
  • Asian
    12%
  • Ethnic
    10%
  • Diversity.
    6%
  • Keeps to self
    3%
  • Broad
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.229 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.291 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    28%
  • Enjoyable
    12%
  • Hands-on
    9%
  • Practical
    7%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.140 responses

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Reviews

2,617 reviews
All Categories
Cal Poly Pomona is a great school if your first priority is academics. The dorm life, food, and local area is average. I am in the Apparel Merchandising program and so far it has brought me lots of opportunities. The campus is very diverse and has a lot of activities and on-campus job opportunities, you just have to look for them. The classes follow the "hands-on" learning ethic for the most part and all of my professors have been great and made themselves available to students. I can't wait to see where Cal Poly will take me in a year or two!
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First thing that most notice is how big and how beautiful the campus is! CPP has been renovating a lot in the past few years and is in the process of creating a new administrative building. Not to mention, CPP is a very diverse school with friendly people! Registration for classes every quarter can be frustrating unless you are involved in something that gives you priority registration. It is typical for students to stay an extra quarter or an extra year to obtain their degree. With that being said, it's a good thing that CPP is a pretty affordable school, especially if you do not dorm. Another good thing is that professor's genuinely want you to succeed. There are some who will go easy on their students and some who will not, so try to find professor reviews to get a good balance and to be prepared. Greek life on campus is small/medium and has personally given me a better college experience. If you can afford it, keep up with it, and still focus on school, I highly recommend pledging yourself to a chapter. Not much to do in the actual city of Pomona, so find some friends and create your own unique social lives.
The Career Center tries very hard to provide internship opportunities to the students, however there is favouritism to certain majors, therefore leaving other majors with lesser opportunities just because their field is not in demand. The alumni network is strong and usually serve as great role models for us undergrads. Also, Cal Poly Broncos' friendly attitude helps students network with alumni who have already reached success, thus allowing them to be confident in finding successful after graduation as well. The career center really cares about its students futures; they even put clothes on their backs for interviews!
  • Dec 31 2015
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