California State Polytechnic University Pomona

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California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) � Pomona is a satellite campus of Cal Poly’s main campus in San Luis Obispo. Although Cal Poly � Pomona is not as selective as the main campus, it still has very high selection criteria.

California State Polytechnic University Pomona is a public polytechnic university in Pomona, California, located approximately 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Also known as Cal Poly Pomona, CPP or CSU Pomona, it is the 2nd largest polytechnic school in the nation.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of seven polytechnic institutions in the U.S. With a student population of more than 22,000, it is the 2nd largest school in the California State University (CSU) system.

Cal Poly Pomona is dedicated to a curriculum that focuses on applied sciences and technical arts. With nine different academic colleges, the school offers a wide array of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, as well as teaching credentials in over a dozen fields. Undergraduate students may also pursue research opportunities. Doctorates are currently not offered.

Cal Poly Pomona offers several specialized programs that are recognized nationally. It is the only institution of higher learning in southern California to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in agriculture. It also hosts the largest civil engineering program in the country and the largest hospitality management school in the state.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of the only schools in the state to be distinguished by the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The school’s athletic teams are known as the Broncos. The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos are members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in Division II of the NCAA.

General Information

Admission Office

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768-4019

(909) 869-3210

Fax: (909) 869-4529

Contact: Scott Duncan

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

(909) 869-7659

Total undergrads: 19,220

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,640

Degree-seeking undergrads: 19,220

Graduate enrollment: 1,970


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,278 $3,564 $4,551 $4,807 +5.63%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,493 $9,120 $9,570 $10,011 +4.61%
Other $2,562 $2,286 $2,286 $2,286 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,036 $9,390 $9,390 $9,390 0.00%
Other $3,528 $2,781 $2,781 $2,763 -0.65%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,719 $16,470 $17,907 $18,604 +3.89%
In-state Off Campus $17,228 $17,235 $18,222 $18,460 +1.31%
In-state with Family $4,664 $5,064 $6,051 $6,307 +4.23%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,397 55%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,074 42% $7,504,792 $6,988
• Federal grants 757 30% $3,224,049 $4,259
• Pell grants 736 29% $2,675,613 $3,635
• Other federal grants 710 28% $548,436 $772
Local and state government scholarships or grants 858 34% $1,920,987 $2,239
Institutional scholarships or grants 702 28% $2,359,756 $3,361
Student loan financial aid 651 26% $3,335,933 $5,124
• Federal student loans 647 25% $3,059,733 $4,729
• Other student loans 33 1% $276,200 $8,370

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3655 387
Agriculture 177
Agricultural Business and Management 29
Agronomy and Crop Science 8
Animal Sciences 100
Food Science 14
ornamental Horticulture 9
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 17
Architecture and Related Services 190 60
Architecture 58 12
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 58 29
Landscape Architecture 74 19
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 27
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 27
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 209 17
Biology and Biological Sciences 103 17
Biotechnology 66
Botany/plant Biology 4
Environmental Biology 9
Microbiology 12
Zoology/animal Biology 15
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 1206 45
Business Administration and Management 977 45
Hospitality Administration/management 229
Communication and Journalism Studies 87
Speech Communication 87
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 74 12
Computer Science 74 12
Education 4 116
Agricultural Teacher Education 4
General Education 116
Engineering 536 35
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 45
Chemical Engineering 37
Civil Engineering 165
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 145 22
Engineering 4
Industrial Engineering 21
Manufacturing Engineering 15
Mechanical Engineering 108 2
Structural Engineering 7
Engineering Technology 67 12
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 48
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 19
Engineering/industrial Management 12
English Language and Literature/letters 31 23
English Language and Literature 31 23
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
Spanish Language and Literature 15
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 29
Dietetics/dietitian 29
History 38 7
History 38 7
Human Services 15
Public Administration 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 147
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 147
Mathematics and Statistics 58 16
Mathematics 58 16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 28
Behavioral Sciences 28
Natural Resources and Conservation 6
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 69 3
Health and Physical Education/fitness 69 3
Physical Sciences 38
Chemistry 22
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 2
Geology/earth Science 2
Physics 12
Psychology 184 10
Psychology 184 10
Social Sciences 238 10
Anthropology 22
Economics 14 10
Geography 19
Political Science and Government 51
Social Sciences 5
Sociology 127
Visual and Performing Arts 160
Art/art Studies 22
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 20
Graphic Design 74
Music 44
Work and Family Studies 43
Apparel and Textiles 43
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Pest Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Gender, ethnic, multicultural studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Environmental Biology B
Microbiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Agricultural Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Dietetics B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Integrated earth studies B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (909) 869-7659
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 28,058
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 17,293 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,396
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,276
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,870

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 51
Architecture and Related Services 34
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 62
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 21
Engineering 86
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 41
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 42
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 61
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 6329

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,396
Out-of-state $19,276
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,830
Out-of-state $18,334

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,944 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,649 70% $8,870
Student loan aid 1,254 33% $6,330

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 17,056 68% $8,804
Federal student loans 7,971 32% $6,492

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California State Polytechnic University-Pomona students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 39,726 20,958 18,768
Percent admitted 100% 48% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 28,058
Undergraduate enrollment 26,454
Graduate enrollment 1,604

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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