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

Will You Get In?

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
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.197 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 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 119 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Mixer
    18%
  • Asian
    12%
  • Ethnic
    10%
  • Diversity.
    7%
  • Broad
    3%
  • Keeps to self
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.295 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    28%
  • 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!