Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


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Recent Reviews

Chelsea
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I attented UCSB and California Polytechnic University, Pomona is more friendly based and less of a party school. It does not ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I attented UCSB and California Polytechnic University, Pomona is more friendly based and less of a party school. It does not focus on frat and sor. Pomona is helpful and does not give you the run around. Another thing to consider is that this school is very hands on learning and that works better for me. It is a learn by doing type of school and that is why so many students choose this school. I would recomend this school to anyone who is considering engineering, architecture, or any other hands on learning major.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Advice that I would give parents and future students is to go and check out every campus that they are sending applications too. Having a feel for the campus is important. Also make sure that you research the major that you want to persue. You may just like the sound of the major and not really know anything about it. Find out what it take and what is required of you. Also look at the jobs the major will bring you. Always have backups and check to see if the school you want to attend specializes in that particular major and or majors. Make sure to see if that school is accredited by any major companies. For example Cal Poly Pomona's engineering program is accredited by ABET and has many programs such as AIS to help the students grow. Again visiting the school and getting a feel for it I can not stress enough on how important this is. As far as college experience goes do not be afraid to join groups and or clubs. Try anything and everything that you can. Do not just blow it off because you think that you would not be interested.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is that when you transfer in from another institution they do not consider your GPA as a whols they only hold you to the GPA that you earn after your first quarter here. So there is more presure to make good grades. They hold you to a double standard making it somewhat hard for new incoming transfer students getting use to a new campus and way of teaching. That is one thing that I would like to see changed.

Jaimen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school meant to produce working members of society.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A school meant to produce working members of society.

Describe the students at your school.

Work oriented people who keep to themselves.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the colleges and dont just apply to the well known schools.

mamta
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is a polytechnic, it is known for many majors. But it's best known for Engineering courses. Students who want to ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is a polytechnic, it is known for many majors. But it's best known for Engineering courses. Students who want to do engineering usually comes here. It has good Business courses, Coumputer courses, Agricultural courses, Architecture, etc. Many students apply here every year to attain good education and get a good career after completing their studies. one more best thing i like about this school is the Quarter system. We arent stuck in school for 16 weeks, like other schools with semester system. We cover the same syllabus in 10 weeks like other schools with 16 weeks.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice i would give to students about finding the right college would be, first of all decide what you want to do in your life and decide what field of career you want to go with. This will help you finding a right college, you can research which college is best known for your choice of career and then make a decision , find out everything about the college and your career choice, then decide whether you want to go to this college or not. Find out about the courses, what kind of courses you will have to take because finding out about the courses will help you decide if this is the right choice for you, then you will know if you really can do this or not. this is really important to decide beforehand if you don't want to face difficulties in future and do well in your career. Talk to your counselors, your seniors, friends, and ofcourse consult your parents as well about your career plans. The more people you talk to the more knowledge you will receive, which will help you in your future plans.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I do not think that there is any frustrating thing about my school. In last summer 2008, there was budget problem and i didn not get the classes i wanted, that really frustrated me and because of that i left behind one quarter from graduating. There is one more thing i do not like about this school is Finance professors. i don't like the way some professors teach. They would just read off of the power points and never really explain the problems well. But it goes for some not all, overall it is good, i like it .

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find out what extra curricular clubs are available that you would be interested in. If the college has your major, see if they offere clubs for students in that major. If you can get connected and become involved with other students with your same educational goals, you will succeed in your classes more easily.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Because of budget cuts in California, some classes are more difficult to register for because they are offering fewer of them.

Zach
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, for the most part, not as passionate about my field of study (Computer Science) or as intelligent as I am.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are, for the most part, not as passionate about my field of study (Computer Science) or as intelligent as I am.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take careful note of the job opportunities in the area surrounding each potential campus. An area with few jobs in your field of study within easy driving distance will make building a resume particularly difficult. In the end, the degree is less important than what you've learned, so ask current students how much they feel they've learned which wouldn't be easy to learn on their own time (e.g. purchasing a book from a bookstore and teaching themselves.)

What kind of person should attend this school?

Incoming students should be responsible, self-sufficient, and open minded. The campus community is very diverse, but not very active. Be capable of entertaining yourself, make some new friends early, enjoy the fancy new library. :)

Brandon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the campus and talk with professors, staff and students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the campus and talk with professors, staff and students.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who do not want a hands on experience and who are not interested in a professional degree.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students who do want a polytechnic experience and are serious about their engineering experience.

Jennifer
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the environment, it has a farm, two ponds, a variety of animals.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the environment, it has a farm, two ponds, a variety of animals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you go visit the campus and see if it is right for you; maybe visit a classroom, talk to a professor, get a feel of the environment at the campus. Be aware of costs of living and books.

Mohamed
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would certainly tell anyone who is considering higher education to inquire about the schools financial aid programs. But most importantly the diversity of students and the capabilities of professors. I learned that diversity will allow for students to interact with others and learn different cultures, this way ignorance of other beliefs is reduced. Teachers who well accredited can and will help students achieve higher levels of education and success both now and in the future. Another thing to look for when choosing a school is the cleanliness of the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods, and this is simply becuase you want to have piece of mind when it comes to your education, rather than worry about your car being broken into or if you will get robbed on the way to your car at the end of the nite.

Ravin
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's great mix between suburban and rural

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's great mix between suburban and rural

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Regardless of what your major is, I truly believe that it is extremely vital to pay a visit to the college you are going to attend. It is easy to switch majors but it is not easy to switch colleges. Take a walk on campus, in the dorms and look at classrooms. Everyone considers the big things like class size and rankings but very few pay attention to little things. The campus may not advertise that the smell from the Agriculture department hangs over campus or that it has 3 CNC machines on campus but these are the things you learn when you visit. Rankings mean nothing if you are unhappy at the college you are at. Especially when you consider that your college is going to cost you upwards of 15,000 dollars, it would be a bit ridiculous not to take a look before you make the choice. If you like the college you are at you will enjoy it no matter what happens. Just take the time to be sure that you're making the right choice.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes partying, and drinking

Lynda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Major in something you love and want to do for the rest of your life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Major in something you love and want to do for the rest of your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who likes small classrooms, interactions with professors and other students, and a hands-on learning approach.

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  • 23,733
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,067
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  • 59%

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