California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

Pomona, CA

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 8 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

The courses which I took were challenging and insightful. There was plenty of assistance of needed. Cal Poly is known for being hands on. the college wants you to get first hand experience through work, or doing a major project. A lot of the classes I took had speakers form all sorts of companies. It's a great way to network.

College Life

There was a lot of club events going on weekly, from concerts, to international culture expos, or food tables. I didn't join a club until the very end. But when I did participate in the events it was very fun.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

I double majored in CIS and E-commerce. Workload was easy. Class size was small. It really didn't feel like college to me. You don't really get "the college experience". I did well in school but never realyl felt like I was being challenged. I even took over 20 units for a semester.

College Life

No nightlife or social events whatsoever. It is also a dry campus.I hear they have built a new library and added a few more restaurants on campus, but they don't look that appealing. Plus they keep calling me for donations. When I was attending the school was always in construction and they kept raising my fees. Why should I pay more?


Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Cal Poly Pomona never really felt like a university. It had its moments, and I can't say that they didn't try, however, being so close to Mount Sac and other community colleges, many students just made the transfer and attended class and went home. I felt like Cal Poly was a middle child. It didn't feel like a full university, but it also didn't feel like a community college either. It felt like a commuter school. Overall though, there are some real smart people here that are talented in their field. If I were rate my Cal Poly experience, it would probably get a 7 out of 10. There really isn't anything too hard to knock, but then again, there aren't alot of things to praise either.

Academics

Professors were hit or miss. Some teachers were excellent (I'm looking at you Professor Bates!) and some were abysmal. I highly recommend researching your professors on sites that rate teachers. The education variance you receive can be dramatic. It also depends on your major. I noticed that in my specialized fields (Computer Information Systems and E-Commerce), the professors were highly knowledgeable. On the flip side, some of my General Ed teachers were just horrible. Class sizes also were ideal for learning. Many classes were approx 20-40 students. I only had a few classes that filled an auditorium. Workload also wasn't so bad, as long as you kept up with your assignments.

College Life

This is probably the area Cal Poly needs to improve on the most. I felt like the activities offered here were not that great. This is also a dry campus, so many people don't stick around on weekends, and those that do..well, I feel you wouldn't want to hang around with them anyways. Also, there isn't alot to do around the area. I spent most of my weekends visiting friends at other schools, like UCLA, USC, Irvine. Also, being in division II for sports didn't attract alot of attention either. The one bright spot I see is that Cal Poly Alumni are everywhere. I've run across them in many industries and they always help each other out. The tech people that came out of Cal Poly are exceptionally bright.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Former Student - Last Attended 2009

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, I had a great experience in the school because of the professors I met. They were very welcoming and understanding of all of their students. They always reminded students about their office hours so that students could come talk to them about any questions or concerns.

Academics

I took teaching credential class at Cal Poly Pomona. The professors were always understanding of the workload we had. Between student teaching and assignments to satisfy state requirements for our teaching credential, we barely had any other time for other homework. The professors understood that and gave us assignments that they knew we would be able to handle.

College Life

I wasn't very involved in the student/campus life, but from what I gathered while being on campus, it seemed like there were a lot of social activities students could participate in. The atmosphere at Cal Poly Pomona always seemed friendly and welcoming.


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