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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Cal Poly Pomona is an above-average public university located in Pomona, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,824 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 69% of students, Cal Poly Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Rankings

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Cal Poly Pomona Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
1010-1270
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,843/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,870/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.197 responses
32%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.226 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.227 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,824Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,110
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 147 responses
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Mixer
    15%
  • Diversity.
    11%
  • Asian
    10%
  • Ethnic
    9%
  • Just wants to get their degree and leave
    5%
  • Broad
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.262 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.324 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 170 responses
  • Diverse
    35%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    25%
  • Hands-on
    15%
  • Enjoyable
    12%
  • Practical
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.140 responses
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My overall experience at Cal Poly Pomona has been great! It has a highly ranked cybersecurity degree. The amount of time and effort that I see students put towards their professional and sport clubs is unprecedented from other universities that I visit. Whether it be placing top 10 in the world among universities for pen testing and CTF.

The top programs here at Cal Poly Pomona are computer information systems, industrial engineering, landscapes architecture, hospitality and many more. There are unlimited internship opportunities being in the Greater Los Angeles area with many firms recruiting CPP students even within their freshman year. It really is what you make of it here, I highly recommend to get involved to make your college experience worth it. In the end when you graduate, it is all about who you know and that statement stands with the connections that I have made at Cal Poly among alumni and others.
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I am very excited to start my second year at CPP and I loved my first year there! As an Asian-American coming from Boston, Massacusetts, CPP felt like a much more diverse and welcoming community. Around campus, you see diversity in everything from ethnicities to food, architecture, and activities. I lived in the Estrellas suites my first year, and I loved it. I had my own room, three great roommates, and was able to enjoy the luxury of living on-campus. The staff and faculty are very welcoming and nice. There are plenty of clubs and opportunities to meet people and find social groups. At this school, I feel motivated both professionally and creatively. I found my emphasis I want to pursue in my major, and I have access to great creative outlets such as dancing and cultural events. Highly recommend! Great place to learn about your future profession while building experience and learning about yourself!
CalPoly was a excellent college to do my undergraduate studies! Campus culture is very positive and diverse. Since it is a commuter school less students live on campus than at a larger university, but campus life still thrives. ASI at CalPoly does a great job getting all students involved on campus and updated on news around campus.