Pomona, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
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Reviews 1966 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people I know are great to be around and work hard in their studies.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't attended classes as of yet

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many companies come and actively recruit the students who graduate from here. The hands on learning at the school makes graduates very desirable.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't had issues with any of this as of yet.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My campus seems slow in disclosing financial aid awards

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great reputation in sports. Very competitive.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Don't have a lot of contact off campus but usually it is fine.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Facilities: college provides variety of options for entertainment, but most students commute so number of people on campus is limited.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't have a car and there are limited number of options close enough to campus to walk to.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I have had no problem getting into my elected major. I applied for admission and was accepted into the major of my choice at the same time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: My college offers ways to receive money by applying to scholarships and helps students to save money.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always park where the police station is at and each parking lot has a emergency button in case of a campus crime and personal safety. There make sure to post things of a campus crime to let students know to be alert and never walk alone during night time. I feel safe on campus if I look over my surroundings.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They do a great job on keeping us all informed and letting everyone know what it means to live a healthy life on campus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Both the guys and women on campus are fine, they are all really nice and we all treat each other like we are no different.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's no best but it's not the worst either I suppose.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are good at keeping us safe. No complains.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I love how diverse cal poly pomona is and the resource centers are the absolute best!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Halls has a very social environment but they are really outdated.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: They made it easy to get into the program as long as you show the potential and you work towards it. Make sure that you have a good gpa and that you check the status and deadlines with the application.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being in the aerospace engineering program as the amount of work you do and the amount of information you learn is all related to what happens in the industry from the professors that went through the program and are now teaching and still working.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They want to have a nice environment for all

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are many areas to hang out at and study

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Aerospace engineering has a very good program

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload in engineering is good to learn


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Kyleena Harper
Sierra Madre, CA
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At Cal Poly Pomona, the SoCal attitude slowly spreads to those that haven’t been raised with it, creating a relaxed atmosphere on campus. Students aren’t intensely competitive here as some would be at say, USC or Berkeley, but that doesn’t mean that a large percentage of students don’t constantly push for that high GPA.

Most people are commuters who work as well as attend classes. Many students don’t expect to have a great college experience when they come to CPP because it is known as a commuter school. More often than not, people are surprised at how involved so many students are. You would be impressed to hear how many things an average Cal Poly student juggles, between work, classes, Greek life, and participating in other clubs on campus. When students take advantage of all the fun clubs and activities offered on campus, they always end up admitting how enjoyable their time in college was.

Cal Poly is a unique university, with its hands-on learning policy, widespread diversity, and large spread of majors. It’s located in an area where people from all over can commute to it conveniently enough, making the people you meet varied and always interesting. With Cal Poly, how much you put into the experience is how much you’ll get out. If you avoid joining any clubs and keep to yourself, you won’t benefit from the next four years. But if you push yourself out there, you’ll discover just how much fun attending Cal Poly Pomona can truly be.

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