Cal Poly Description

Perhaps the most diverse of the California State (CSU) schools, Cal Poly Pomona features a multicultural student body with many international students. Student life reflects this diversity, with more than 280 clubs and organizations to choose from, as well as many community service and internship opportunities.

Cal Poly Pomona’s academics are similarly varied. The university consists of nine academic units. Some of these divisions are typical, such as Business Administration and Engineering. However, CSU Pomona also home to colleges of Environmental Design, Hospitality Management and Agriculture, which features several unique programs of study.

About two-thirds of Cal Poly Pomona students receive financial aid. The university awards more than $130 million in financial aid each year, and assistance for those who qualify comes in the form of grants, loans and scholarships.

Cal Poly Pomona’s admissions are among the more selective of the CSU System. General undergraduate admissions requirements include college prep coursework in high school and SAT or ACT scores. Admissions requirements for graduate students vary by school.

Quick Facts about California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Region

Southwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Broncos

Nicknames

Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$4,884

Out-of-State Tuition

$16,044

Retention Rate

91%

Enrollment

21,239

Year Established

1938

Cal Poly Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  4 reviews
3 star
  3 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Over all I think Cal Poly is a great school that offers a lot to learn from. They offer a great variety of clubs, people, and events. The thing I liked most about the campus was it's location. On a nice day you can stroll through the Japanese Garden and feel enlightened.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

The school was good. However, social life is non-existent. It also felt like a community college. Teachers were hit and miss. Some teachers were really good and some were really bad. You should def research your teachers by looking at sites to make sure you get the best ones. Bonus: They do a good job hooking you up with jobs after graduation.

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Cal Poly Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
19,219
Freshman Class
3,475
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
21,239

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
90%
Graduate
10%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
90%
Part-Time
10%

Gender of Students

Women
44%
Men
56%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
33%
African American
4%
Caucasian
26%
Asian
27%
Unknown and Other
10%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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