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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
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  • 4 Year
  • POMONA, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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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 24,388 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, Cal Poly Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.

About

3801 W 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
65%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,457 / 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
$7,780 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
36:1
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. 230 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 231 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
    0%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    100%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,388 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,524
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 151 responses
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Mixer
    15%
  • Diversity.
    11%
  • Asian
    9%
  • Ethnic
    9%
  • Just wants to get their degree and leave
    5%
  • Broad
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 266 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 328 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 174 responses
  • Diverse
    35%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    24%
  • Hands-on
    16%
  • Enjoyable
    12%
  • Practical
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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