California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA

Cal Poly, Pomona, is a public university. Founded in 1938 as a branch of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, it gained independent status in 1966. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Design, and Science, and Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences and the Schools of Education and Integrative Studies and Hotel and Restaurant Management. Its 1,437-acre campus is located 30 miles from Los Angeles. Campus architecture includes Spanish-style as well as modern design.

Website: www.cpp.edu/

Public
Co-ed
24,319
Undergraduate
Students
(46.2%) 11,232 Women
(53.8%) 13,087 Men
1,575
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 36,574 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
556 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,891
Out-of-state: $40,771
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,353
Out-of-state: $19,233
Room and Board
$17,358
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$10,980
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,228
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
607
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 11% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 34% of classes
40-49 students: 15% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Pomona Population
150,812
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
10% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bronco Billy
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
46.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
17.9% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
6.5% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3801 West Temple Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pomona, CA 91768-2557
Phone
(909) 869-5299
Fax
(909) 869-4529
E-mail
admissions@cpp.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 36,574 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 17,455 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 19,119 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,874 (34%) of 20,194 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,362 (31%) of 10,788 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,512 (37%) of 9,406 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
556 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,891
Out-of-state: $40,771
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,353
Out-of-state: $19,233
Room and Board
$17,358
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$2,380
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001144
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,249 (85.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,561 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,462 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (1.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$10,980
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,984 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,878
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,032 (45.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,435
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 593 (24.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
17,237 (78.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
15,137 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,532 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
695 (2.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$11,161
Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,047 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,472
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,373 (47.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,870
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,803 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
20 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,195

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,228
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, First-Generation College Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,404
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Food Science
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
607
Part-Time Faculty
637
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 11% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 34% of classes
40-49 students: 15% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,115,097
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2117
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Pomona Population
150,812
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
1,400 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Pomona
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pomona

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
10% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
90%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
video camera surveillance

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bronco Billy
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, rose float club, mexican american student association (masa), barkada - filipino american student association, american marketing association, cal poly society of accountants
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
24,319
Women
11,232 (46.2%)
Men
13,087 (53.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
21,668
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
46.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
17.9% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students.
6.5% from 107 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,575

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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