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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 21,668 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 $39,900.
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

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
55%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,634/ 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
$7,957/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.197 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.220 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.221 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,668Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,651
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 142 responses
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  • Friendly
    42%
  • Mixer
    15%
  • Asian
    10%
  • Diversity.
    10%
  • Ethnic
    9%
  • Just wants to get their degree and leave
    4%
  • Broad
    4%

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.256 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.318 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 164 responses
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  • Diverse
    36%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    26%
  • 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
66%
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 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!
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I absolutely love Cal Poly Pomona! The amount of incredible resources and professors is astonishing. I am applying for this scholarship so I can fund my study abroad plans. I would love to open my horizons to different cultures and languages. And thankfully, Cal Poly has granted me the opportunity to do so. It has been a dream to be a part of such a wonderful campus. I cannot wait for what the next two years have in stores!
The environment at Cal Poly is very diverse. Everybody is super enthusiastic, friendly and ready to learn. The staff is wonderful, they are very supportive and they definitely want you to succeed. They offer a variety of clubs and give you the hands on experience you need to become successful in your career!