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California State Polytechnic University: Pomona

Pomona, CA


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Very Large • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
    Not available
  • Graduation Rate
  • Special Mission
    Special Mission

California State Polytechnic University: Pomona is a very large, 4-year, public school. This coed college is located in a city in a suburban setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is the #1 polytechnic university for diversity and economic mobility. Cal Poly Pomona's (CPP) commitment to mentorship and a culture of care supports students from all backgrounds as they learn in applied, hands-on situations, solve real-world problems and forge their own unique paths to success. CPP's diverse and inclusive campus community helps anyone who dreams of success achieve it, which is why world-class faculty across all eight colleges and 45 academic departments put theory into practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in service-learning programs, research collaborations and internships. Students at CPP not only learn - they discover and innovate. From staging full theater productions and visiting with U.S. Presidential candidates to designing award-winning Rose Parade floats, rockets and race cars, CPP graduates leave college with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Part of the California State University system, CPP enrolled close to 27,000 students for fall 2023. Nearly 55 percent of the student body are first-generation students and over 56 percent are from historically underrepresented groups. Among Fall 2023 undergraduates, 75 percent receive financial aid and 43 percent receive Pell grants. Located in Southern California, CPP is at the nexus of Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire - one of the most diverse and dynamic regions in the country, providing students with an incredible range of opportunities from undergraduate research and internships to cultural experiences and entertainment. With a tuition rate 27% below the national median and an alumni early-career median salary of $67,000, CPP consistently ranks among the best value universities in the country and was recently the highest ranked polytechnic university for increasing students' economic mobility following graduation. In its most recent rankings, U.S. News named CPP No. 2 among the "Top Public Schools in the West," No. 3 among "Best Regional Universities West" and tied at No. 4 in "Top Performers on Social Mobility - West." Many of the university's individual academic programs have received national and global recognition as well.

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November 30
Regular Application Due
March 2
Financial Aid Application Due

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