Pomona, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
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Reviews 1953 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

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Campus Housing: The Halls has a very social environment but they are really outdated.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

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

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a variety of different people and ideas.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are just right to talk with professors

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very high as we have hands on learning.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of places to eat on campus

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am not into the nightlife

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is an emgerency broadcast system to inform

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat to mix it up.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm an engineering student and don't pay attention

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have not applied for financial aid at this time.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Most people drop out due to financial issues. Freshman year they give you the California State University Grant but run out of funds for Sophomores and up...wish I had knew this before summer so i could have gotten a summer job.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I have not gotten any internships. I've met people who had and they like them but required serious time and responsibility commitments.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Majors: I don't like physics.... I am currently trying to weasel my way into Mechanical Engineering but to be honest i am struggling to raise my gpa from my first quarter to a 3.0 required to switch.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Campus Housing: Went there for orientation and it was decent. Many people don't stay though. I commute wouldn't want to make any assumptions.

1 person found this useful Report

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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