Pomona, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 1824 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking takes a while, but it can be worse.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: School has a department destined to transportation, and it comes in very handy and it is great.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really pays attention to sports, everyone is mostly focused on engineering.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are great, every one has a great time and everything is full of excitement!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: In CPP, we have a great variety of weather. It is not too cold, and not too hot but rather just perfect.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is always full and when you call, the wait time is up to forty minutes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police officials are always there when you need them and so are health staff members.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Although the university is located in Pomona, not a lot of fun activities are seen outside campus. The atmosphere is mostly very relaxed and quiet.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Being part of a school who has Greek life is pretty interesting. Fraternities and Sororities hold many fun activities and other special event. The main quad gets full of greek students during University Hour and it allows for a better atmosphere to evolve.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: On-campus officials are very serious, which means that any student found with alcohol or any kind of drug will be automatically penalized. However, as a student one is able to see how much drinking there truly is and just how much students abuse it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although I do not reside on campus, the dorms are for the most part clean and very well decorated which allows for a a better environment to settle.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The suites are very nice

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not too much going on

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: it's fun to watch and there not bad

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's like an apartment but nicer

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's a pain when they mess up

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys who want to be "my friend" are usually lame. They are overbearing and don't get it that I want to take them for their word and just be friends! But my actual friends are awesome.

3 College Senior

Parking: I know big cities are way worse so I can't complain.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I would have probably dropped out anywhere else but I'm still hanging on with Pomona so kudos to them for keeping me motivated and interested enough. Although, if I could live there without filling my life even more full of debt and without killing myself by overworking, then I would be an amazing overachiever in everything else.

3 College Senior

Academics: What I learn in my major is awesome. Online classes are ridiculous. GEs are worthless. Sometimes I get seriously messed up problems when registering.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I don't do much there since I live all the way over here.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I don't know about drugs, alcohol, violence, noise, or anything much going on on campus so I wouldn't know if or how they deal with any of it. The only real run in with those guys is when I get a parking ticket.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I only did karate and it was at least spacious. I haven't checked any other facilities so I wouldn't really know how to describe them. I am always asked to join intramural sports but I can't if I have to drive so far to shower and it might not always take place after all my classes.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: I live far away so I wouldn't know. I tried recently a handful of times in my years here but every "big scene" that wasn't a regular kickback with just friends ended up a real disappointment.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I have no clue because I don't talk about it because I don't think about it and it seems that anyone I talk to feels the same way as I do.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Photos More photos . . .

Arial view of campus
Arial view of campus
Arial view of campus Arial view of campus
Photo by sonofdawg19

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Sierra Madre, CA
View all previous student authors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!