Campus Housing

Location
Pomona, CA
Undergrads
17,837
Tuition (in-state)
$17,783 ($6,125)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's like an apartment but nicer

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've seen the dorms of every college I was accepted to and this school was the worst. The other types of housing do seem better though but still too expensive that I've never stayed in any of them. It's absolutely ridiculous that you have to force a meal plan when you opt for housing. I don't particularly like the food on-campus and it makes the expenses unbearable when the housing alone could have been doable. I can live off of more nutritious and delicious meals for two weeks on like six bucks of groceries. Of course, variety does change the price but not by much.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Bathrooms, study rooms, and the lobby are usually dirty. Not horribly dirty, but it could be better. The rooms are small compared to other college residence halls I have seen. But I'm really enjoying dorming because it is a great way to meet a lot of people and I am getting along with my roommates fine.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In the dorms, there is plenty of social activities and a nice environment to be around. The rooms are a bit crowed but you will get use to them eventually since you only go there to sleep.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 760th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1109th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1157th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1220th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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To put it politely, campus housing is a tad tight when it comes to room sizes. To put it bluntly, the rooms are WAY too small to expect two or even three students to live comfortably together. Each room can be 165 to 184 square feet; that means if two people are living together, each only gets 82 to 92 square feet to fit their entire lives they dragged from home.

Whether or not you like living in the dorms doesn’t relate to size as much as it does to whether or not you and your roommate get along. If you get a fun roomie, you scored big! If you got an awful roommate, you’re out of luck until you can figure out a way to trade rooms. The real reason most people live in the dorms is that it’s a great way to meet new people and socialize. Many students claim that you can’t have the full college experience until you’ve survived at least a year living in the dorms. Living in the dorms allows you to partake in more activites on campus and lets you avoid the horror that is parking and make it to class more easily.

The Residential Suites are much more spacious than the dorms, and something to consider after your first year, as they quickly fill up with upperclassmen. The Suites have their own kitchens, which is a nice change from eating at the Commons at least twice a day. Vista Café is conveniently close to the Suites, as well. A third option for campus housing is the University Village apartments. Most upperclassmen choose to live here because it gives them a little more freedom when it comes to parties and choosing their roommates, while still allowing them to be really close to campus. All apartments are fully furnished, although the furnishings that come with the apartment are bland, and they don’t allow you to bring your own tables or chairs to spice things up.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,724
Average Housing Costs
$7,221
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
9%
Freshmen Living On Campus
33%
Number of Dormitories
10
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
Alamitos
Best Upperclassman Dorms
The Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
Cedritos
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Aliso
What You Get
  • Central air and heating (apartments)
  • Full kitchen with range, oven, full-size refrigerator and waste disposal (apartments)
  • Individual mailboxes for each resident
  • Recreational facilities (swimming pool and lighted basketball court)
Available for Rent
University housing offers contact information for an outside company that rents out equipment needed for housing.
Did You Know?
Fitness Express is a gym located near the Halls, and it is free to all students living in the Halls.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alamitos
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 212
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Doubles, Triples
Special Features: Healthy Choices Hall-programs in this hall focus on helping to create a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle for its residents. Programming includes academic, athletic, spiritual, career, social, and cultural content.
Aliso
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 212
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, Triples
Special Features: Open Space-this hall lets residents chose their own theme for their hall each quarter. Themes generally revolve around academics, personal achievements, or other current issues.
Cedritos
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 185
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, Triples
Special Features: Step it Up-this program involves First Year First Step mentoring to get its residents to develop leadership skills and encourage personal and academic goals.
Encinitas
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 212
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, Triples
Special Features: First Year First Step-this hall is generally made up of first-year students. Programs influence the residents to get involved and get to know each other through study groups, socials, and networking.
Montecito
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 212
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, Triples
Special Features: Environmental Design-those interested in environmental design choose to live here to interact and participate in specialized programs.
Palmitas
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 185
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer Interest Hall-workshops and open forums promote technology and computer-use in this residence hall.
Riverfront
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 12
Bathrooms: Shared by wings
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Deck access, pond view, laundry facilities, satellite TV, TV/study lounges, balconies.
Sunspace
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person doubles suites
Special Features: Vaulted ceilings, private-entry rooms, laundry facilities, satellite TV, TV/study lounges.
Vista Bonita
Floors: 3 four-story units
Number of Occupants: 216
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- and 4-person singles suites (Unit #3 features two singles and a double room per suite)
Special Features: Fully furnished living rooms, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, easy access to Vista Café.
Vista del Sol
Floors: 3 four-story units
Number of Occupants: 204
Bathrooms: In-room (some shared by two rooms)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- and 4-person singles suites (Unit #3 features two singles and a double room per suite)
Special Features: Fully furnished living rooms, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, easy access to Vista Café.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Phase 1
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 400
Bathrooms: 2 per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person apartments with double bedrooms
Special Features: Dining rooms, kitchens, patio or balcony.
Phase 2
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 400
Bathrooms: 2 per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person apartments with single bedrooms
Special Features: Dining rooms, kitchens.
Phase 3
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 500
Bathrooms: 2 per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-person apartments with single bedrooms
Special Features: Same as Phase 2, but the rooms are slightly bigger and the building is newer.

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