California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

2,593 reviews
  1. Pomona, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
930-1210
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,824/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,984/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,386/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,767/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,364/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,785/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.197 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.194 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Mixer
    19%
  • Asian
    12%
  • Ethnic
    10%
  • Diversity.
    6%
  • Keeps to self
    3%
  • Broad
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.229 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.291 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    28%
  • Enjoyable
    12%
  • Hands-on
    9%
  • Practical
    7%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Active
    1%

After California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.140 responses

Reviews

2,593 reviews
  • Excellent
    316
  • Very Good
    948
  • Average
    1112
  • Poor
    160
  • Terrible
    57
First thing that most notice is how big and how beautiful the campus is! CPP has been renovating a lot in the past few years and is in the process of creating a new administrative building. Not to mention, CPP is a very diverse school with friendly people! Registration for classes every quarter can be frustrating unless you are involved in something that gives you priority registration. It is typical for students to stay an extra quarter or an extra year to obtain their degree. With that being said, it's a good thing that CPP is a pretty affordable school, especially if you do not dorm. Another good thing is that professor's genuinely want you to succeed. There are some who will go easy on their students and some who will not, so try to find professor reviews to get a good balance and to be prepared. Greek life on campus is small/medium and has personally given me a better college experience. If you can afford it, keep up with it, and still focus on school, I highly recommend pledging yourself to a chapter. Not much to do in the actual city of Pomona, so find some friends and create your own unique social lives.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
The Career Center tries very hard to provide internship opportunities to the students, however there is favouritism to certain majors, therefore leaving other majors with lesser opportunities just because their field is not in demand. The alumni network is strong and usually serve as great role models for us undergrads. Also, Cal Poly Broncos' friendly attitude helps students network with alumni who have already reached success, thus allowing them to be confident in finding successful after graduation as well. The career center really cares about its students futures; they even put clothes on their backs for interviews!
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
Cal Poly Pomona is a blessing in disguise. When I was applying to college, the first thing on my mind was ranking. Unfortunately, Cal Poly is not a nationally ranked school (mistakenly, in my opinion). However, after doing my research I still decided to attend Cal Poly Pomona despite being accepted into nearly 10 other schools including UC's.

Money was a huge deciding factor for me. College debt is a growing issue across the country. Fortunately, and thanks to Cal Poly's administration for keeping costs low, I will be graduating debt free in 2016. Academically, as I stated before, this university is highly underrated. Engineering receives fair treating from people critiquing the school. However, other departments such as the Political Science department does not get the praise it deserves. The learn by doing philosophy prepares students better than any college in the area. Our students are trained and well equipped before they compete in the job market. We are also able to connect with professors on a personal level which is great for individuals like me that hope to attend postgraduate school. Activities such as Model UN, ASI, Mock Trial, and student clubs give students the opportunity to network with high level individuals. As Vice President of ASI, I was fortunate enough to meet with several state lawmakers. My experience earned me a Congressional Internship. During Mock Trial, I was recruited by my professor, a practicing attorney, to intern at his law firm. Not only will Cal Poly prepare you and give you the connections you need to succeed, you will also have a lot of fun! Greek life, the party scene in surrounding areas, and the great location makes Cal Poly a great location for anyone that wants to enjoy their college career.

Come to Cal Poly Pomona, you will not be disappointed. If you are prepared to work hard and confident enough to determine your own future, you will succeed. Good luck deciding
  • College Senior
  • Oct 30 2015