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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 27:1 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 21,000 students and ranks 8th on the list of Top Public Universities – Masters in the Western United States. 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.
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, 292 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.
|Total Undergraduate Students||20,542|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||50||<1%|
|African American / Black||649||3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||80||<1%|
|Two or More Races||778||4%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||1,030||5%|
|Where do CPP undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||<1%|
|How old are CPP undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||18%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||20 - 26|
|Math||22 - 27||490 - 620|
|English||19 - 25|
|Critical Reading||460 - 570|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top of graduating class Data Not Available|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.41|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend California State Polytechnic University, Pomona varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||27 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||37%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||87%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||532|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||40%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||33%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||80%|
50% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
12% of all undergraduates live on campus
Campus safety is a university priority for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. A professionally trained University police force, campus departments, professional staff, and campus community members actively participate in shared responsibilities and commitment to ensure that the safety and property of students, staff and faculty are protected. The university also has a well-defined campus Emergency Management Plan with several hundred trained faculty and staff members. University Police is responsible for law enforcement, security, and emergency response. The department is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||26%|
|Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.||4%|
|Links to degree programs at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 89%