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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  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 21,148 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Computer Science. Graduating 69% of students, Cal Poly Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
About California State Polytechnic University - Pomona...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Website
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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
900-1160
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,598/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,523/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,335/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,239/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,708/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.204 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.205 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,148Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Friendly
    41%
  • Mixer
    17%
  • Asian
    11%
  • Diversity.
    10%
  • Ethnic
    10%
  • Broad
    4%
  • Keeps to self
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.240 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.302 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    26%
  • Hands-on
    13%
  • Enjoyable
    11%
  • Practical
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,100/ 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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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.
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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.
I loved my time at Cal Poly! It is such a beautiful campus and I always enjoyed being on campus. A lot of the buildings just got updated with fresh paint and amenities, the new BRICK is amazing, and there's tons of food choices on campus. Although it's a big campus, it's easy to get around especially with the Bronco Express. I know they're planning on building a new student center building and expanding housing options too. I enjoyed all my courses and don't think I can complain about too many professors. All the staff and faculty in my department (psychology and sociology) were amazing to work with and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Cal Poly!