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Study at California State Polytechnic University Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, commonly referred to as Cal Poly Pomona, was founded in 1938 as the Voorhis Unit. It is a public, nationally-ranked coeducational university with a campus area of 1, 438?acres. Cal Poly Pomona has one of the largest student housing programs in the California State University system with over 3000 students living on campus. This polytechnic university emphasizes science, mathematics, engineering, and technology programs. There are more than 20 graduate programs, 65 undergraduate programs and 13 teaching certificates offered in 8 colleges:
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Integrative Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Environmental Design
  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • College of Science
  • The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Cal Poly Pomona fields more than 10 sports teams for men and women, and they go by the name of Broncos. The men's baseball and cross-country teams and the women's basketball and tennis teams have won a number of national championships. The eminent alumni of this university includes names like Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Olympic medalists Chi Cheng and Kim Rhode, and U. S. Representatives Jim Brulte and Richard Pombo.

Profile of California State Polytechnic University PomonaPomona, California is home to Cal State Pomona. Pomona is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Cal State Pomona go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in hospitality, engineering, business and management, and architecture and planning.

Cal State Pomona Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 600.

Cal State Pomona has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Cal State Pomona has 21, 477 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
A lot of students at Cal State Pomona attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. Cal State Pomona values student athletics, and belongs to the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Cal State Pomona Tuition and Affordability
The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Cal State Pomona Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 286business management
Engineering609electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management, . . .
Liberal Arts596liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, political science, history, Spanish language, economics, minority and gender studies, . . .
Architecture and Planning241architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Science233biology, microbiology, chemistry, biotechnology, zoology, physics, environmental biology, geology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling184psychology, behavioral sciences
Education and Teaching155education, agricultural teaching
Hospitality154hospitality management
Animal Science and Care110animal science
Engineering Technician107electronics tech, construction engineering tech, engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering96computer science
Media71communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy69health and physical education, dietitian
Design52graphic design
Art Studies48art studies
Construction Trades45apparel and textiles
Landscaping and Horticulture28ornamental horticulture, landscaping, agronomy, pest management
Agricultural Science and Management28agricultural management, agriculture, food science
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts11drama
Family and Social Work10public administration
Conservation and Resource Management5conservation courses
Contact: Cal State PomonaCalifornia State Polytechnic University Pomona

3801 W Temple Ave

Pomona, California 91768

General Phone: (909) 869-7659


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