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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

2,500 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
    C+
  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

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Rankings

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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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 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 52 responses
  • Asian
    19%
  • Ethnic
    19%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Keeps to self
    2%
  • Mixer
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
20%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.175 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.232 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Boring
    2%
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Empirical
    2%
  • Enjoyable
    13%
  • Practical
    6%
  • You will get a workout just walking from class
    38%

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%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses

Reviews

2,500 reviews
  • Excellent
    299
  • Very Good
    894
  • Average
    1091
  • Poor
    159
  • Terrible
    57
It is a good school. Transferring overing to cal poly from mtsac was difficult. At first it was confusing but after a while you get use to it.
  • College Junior
  • 20 days ago
Make sure to try to find professor reviews to see what you are getting yourself into. Classes range from easy to challenging, no matter what major/minor you are going for.
  • College Junior
  • 21 days ago
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
  • 21 days ago