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
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
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
39%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
920-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Cost

Net Price
$13,603/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,047/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,399/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,858/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,240/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,272/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
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.198 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.199 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,615Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Mixer
    18%
  • Asian
    12%
  • Ethnic
    10%
  • Diversity.
    8%
  • Broad
    3%
  • 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.234 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.296 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    27%
  • Enjoyable
    11%
  • Hands-on
    11%
  • Practical
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
74%
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

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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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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!
Cal Poly Pomona is a great school if your first priority is academics. The dorm life, food, and local area is average. I am in the Apparel Merchandising program and so far it has brought me lots of opportunities. The campus is very diverse and has a lot of activities and on-campus job opportunities, you just have to look for them. The classes follow the "hands-on" learning ethic for the most part and all of my professors have been great and made themselves available to students. I can't wait to see where Cal Poly will take me in a year or two!