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 21,668 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Computer Science. Graduating 66% of students, Cal Poly Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.197 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.209 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.210 responses
Most Popular Majors
Hospitality and Tourism Management375 Graduates
Computer Science198 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering185 Graduates
Civil Engineering180 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities159 Graduates
Electrical Engineering153 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching130 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.245 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.307 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.140 responses
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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Reviews
I transferred to Cal Poly Pomona and loved it, because of my department! I was a history major and loved the professors. The classes were largely discussion based learning and put Cal Ploy's motto to the test: learning by doing. The professors encouraged collaborative learning and engaged every class meeting. The department as a whole was helpful and invested in learning and in the students. I am going into teaching to expose future generations to this style of learning and engagement. I am current in the single subject teaching program, and wish they would offer a credential program that in blended with a master's program in education. A huge disappointment, since a lot of universities do offer such programs.
So far, I like attending Cal Poly Pomona. I like the campus because there is so much more to do than just go to class. There are plenty of opportunities to join clubs and organizations of your interest. There is lots of nature so if this is one thing you like then yay! The campus is pretty diverse, depending on the class you are taking. The professors I have gotten are very helpful and want you to succeed in their classes.
A high quality education given the cost when compared with UCs and other CSUs. Campus is very scenic and pleasant. Varsity sports games may not be too popular, but are nonetheless, they are entertaining and bring lots of school pride. The commuter school atmosphere isn't the most enjoyable in terms of well-attended campus events, but the commuter students develop an atmosphere of focus and drive to do well (think of a 9-5 day at an office; the employees come to work, get their work done, then go home, repeat the next day). The food and housing isn't raved about, however, new dorms and dining areas are being built, so that will hopefully change. I feel safe on campus at all times of the day.