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Southern California’s Polytechnic University, enthusiastically practicing a philosophy of hands-on learning in the liberal arts, applied sciences and professional fields.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) offers a unique learn-by-doing approach by blending theory and practice in all of its programs. With a focus on the future, Cal Poly Pomona has brought to the forefront environmental sustainability and climate neutrality, the future demand for more professionals in science and technology, and the evolving needs of the region. Students are actively and personally engaged with their professors who maintain strong connections to their industries, giving students a direct link to innovative technology, outstanding internships and real-world experiences. Small class size, a 26:1 student-teacher ratio, and multiple opportunities for learning in and outside the classroom are all part of the learning culture. The university enrolls a diverse population of almost 24,000 students and ranks 4th in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for non-doctorate-granting public universities in the West. Cal Poly Pomona is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and its nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, dynamic community and successful graduates make it a leading force in the region.

Living in the Cal Poly Pomona Community

Offering an affordable life-changing education, Cal Poly Pomona combines an historic campus setting with endless opportunities for engagement and involvement in a vibrant campus community.

Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the campus offers the excitement of one of the world’s most diverse metropolitan areas while retaining the serenity of a foothill community. The campus features 1,438 acres of rolling hills and gardens as well as many historical buildings linking to its past as the winter home of one of its founders, breakfast cereal magnate, W.K. Kellogg.

Ranked 10th in student diversity among public and private western universities, the campus celebrates the distinct perspectives and experiences of its multicultural student body. Student engagement is highly valued, and the University offers multiple opportunities, including participation in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, 348 clubs and organizations, Greek life, cultural centers, service learning, multicultural programs, student government, nationally recognized athletics, and the performing arts. Over 3,500 students enjoy the benefits of living in on-campus communities each year.

With a strong commitment to student success, the university offers several academic enrichment programs, including the Kellogg Honors College, special academic centers and institutes, study abroad, research opportunities, community service learning, the Four-year Graduation Pledge Program, as well as exceptional student support services.