Location
Pomona, CA
Undergrads
17,837
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1966 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Pomona is not too bad to be honest. There is some gang violence in downtown pomona not really around Cal Poly though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: As someone who lives in pomona i know most of the great dining places in the area. There really is a great variety around campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You form connections but it ultimately consumes most people who join.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I though I would love physics before jumping in... but its horrible... the physics club (less than a classroom of students) is all the people who graduate physics major.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics are great as mentioned before library is place to go! Higher up the more intense studying is! On 2nd floor there is M.A.S.H. = Math And Science Help center

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are great. Friends from other csu campuses tell me about how horrible their facilites are but i honetly cant complain about the ones at cpp.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The greatest place on campus to do some series cramming is in the library and computer lab.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am living with my parents. I don't want to sway the vote in any way, but off campus living is hugely popular among sophmores and up.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I must admit there was a point when I kind of considered going to a different school but it was only because as a freshman the classes and class times you end up with are not exactly ideal... but it would be like this in every other college/university too. Overall great school. BRIC is opening Fall '14! Race you guys to the top of the wall!!!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Gaining scholarships is very hard for my case.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If it were less expensive, I would live on campus every year.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Relatively clean and maintained facilities.

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Kyleena Harper
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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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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