Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


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Recent Reviews

Joel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, CPP has been my dream school since high school, so I will try to keep the bias from affecting my review. All in all...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, CPP has been my dream school since high school, so I will try to keep the bias from affecting my review. All in all, it is a great school that, like most other schools, is trying to connect more with its students and trying to give a better campus life to us. From my particular experience, there has been no faculty member that has not been able to teach me effectively, no student issues like safety, inaccessibility, or other student-to-student encounters of the negative kind. We're all just kind of here to learn and study, which is great compared to less effective party schools and the like. Campus is really quiet most of the time, with interactions being between students of their own respective majors, which is convenient because we each get our own building for each major. This helps with classroom placement and a general "home base" to those who are new on campus. The facilities are great and updated, from 2 separate market buildings and plenty of food choices around campus, to a fully equipped gym and several on campus study areas. The library is a great place to go study, as it's right in the center of the campus. The college administration itself is branched a lot towards the individual majors themselves, which means each building has its own line of administrators and clubs and activities and the like. A very great and varied school to study at and we welcome any new additions with open arms!

Claudia
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CPP is a great school overall, but since the everyone is a commuter, you don’t really form that many close friends in class w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CPP is a great school overall, but since the everyone is a commuter, you don’t really form that many close friends in class which is why you should join extracurriculars like Greek life and clubs. The classes are of a reasonable size and the professors are usually available via email or office hours.

Jonathan
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Cal Poly Pomona is particularly focused on a learn by doing approach. Its most highly rated and valued majors are in architec...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly Pomona is particularly focused on a learn by doing approach. Its most highly rated and valued majors are in architecture, agriculture, engineering and hospitality management. Other majors include humanities, business administration, science, social sciences, and the arts which still hold value, however, not the most highly rated. It is a campus where there is a tremendous melting pot of diversity and culture. The average classroom size is anywhere between 25-45 students. More than half of the students who attend this university commute by vehicle or public transportation. Academic advisers are friendly and approachable when students have any questions about their academics or on campus extracurricular activities. I highly recommend an adequate plan before enrolling at this university since there is a countless number of applicants on a waiting list who are expecting to be accepted. The main reason I'm recommending an adequate plan has to do with the information that is available out there through people or online. Unfortunately, we are living in a time where education in this country is not at its best point in history. Many of us have already heard through online platforms, mainstream media, and social media that the traditional 4-year college may take longer. Usually the 4-year traditional college is taking 6 years or more as a consequence of a countless number of reasons. Some of the reasons may include: student loans and student debt, a massive pool of applicants consisting of first time freshman and transfer students, and classes wait listed, full or closed as a result of the number of staff and professors that have plummeted over the last years since the recession. Too often, classes may be wait listed, full or closed because of the number of seats that have already been filled by a large number students who are registering for core major classes. Unfortunately, having late registration may end up causing students missing on required courses that need to be completed in order to move on to the next set of classes. Students may also encounter difficulty in registering for classes because they have not met certain prerequisites in order to be enrolled in a particular class of their major. That in turn, causes many students to set back or slow down in their progress toward earning a college degree. Another important reason that is causing college students to take longer is the mistake of taking extra classes or unnecessary classes that don't count toward a degree's course requirements. Course repetition can also interfere in making it to graduation on time whether the norm is 4-6 years depending on the choice of major. However, first time freshman students and transfer students can seek help by utilizing school services that will help and guide them in planning which classes count and need to be taken every quarter or semester of the year so that they stay on track. It is extremely important that students consult with an academic adviser about an adequate plan that will guide them through attaining their degree without difficulty in a step by step approach. One "key" advice is asking for a Graduation Pledge/ 4-year Pledge that may guarantee priority registration for classes in order to graduate in a shorter time period. These are a few good recommendations, that way students will not experience tripping or falling because of the mistakes just mentioned above. I am just one of many former students who went through academic mistakes. I wouldn't be sharing my own academic experience if it was not real like many others. My recommendation is to not repeat the same simple errors of not keeping track of courses and requirements. Visit and seek help from a mentor or academic adviser for major course requirements and academic holds frequently if you have worries, doubts or questions. Remember, there is a saying that says, "A second chance doesn't mean anything if you didn't learn from your first." I wouldn't be sharing all of this if I hadn't learned something from my first mistakes. After all, mistakes are part of learning and being able to share those mistakes with others makes the learning experience even more interesting because now everyone around you has a chance to acknowledge it. Although you may have not known before, they now know about it and the best part of it all is that they are now more aware, prepared and ready for it. Ready for what's next at a university.

Tita
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I believe this is the perfect school for me! When I came here for the first time during orientation, I automatically knew thi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe this is the perfect school for me! When I came here for the first time during orientation, I automatically knew this was home for me for the next three years. I love the outdoorsy feel and environment. There's a farm so while driving by, you could see cows and horses which is something great for an animal lover like me.

Irene
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I thought CPP was a pathetic backup school and coming in I had immediate plans to transfer out as soon as possible. I am now ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thought CPP was a pathetic backup school and coming in I had immediate plans to transfer out as soon as possible. I am now at junior standing and I have no intentions or desires to transfer. What can I say? The school grew on me. The professors I have had the honor of knowing have been amazing and inspiring. Sure, there are some difficult, cranky, hardcore professors out there but it is what you make of it. There are tons of resume-boosting opportunities if you look well through your college or handshake profile. The food may be mediocre but the Panda Express near Building 5 makes the crispiest Orange Chicken out there. However, the parking is a nightmare. The kind of nightmare you wake up to and face. If you want to avoid the parking crisis, take 8:00 AM classes like I do or live on-campus. I had a panic attack driving around for close to 30 minutes to find parking. Overall, this school has more pros than cons and it becomes a comfortable environment one can flourish in if time, effort and (of course) money is invested into your 3-4 years at CPP. It may not be the most prestigious but you get every bang for your buck (no pun intended).

Rebekah
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I really enjoy the campus. There are plenty of spots to go and study inside and out. I am also a proud member Sigma Kapa and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy the campus. There are plenty of spots to go and study inside and out. I am also a proud member Sigma Kapa and the Seniority's are wonderful & uplifting group of women there to support and encourage. I enjoy the outdoors and beautiful plant life around campus as well as animal.

MARCO ANTONIO
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Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) is an inspirational, transcendental, and natural embodiment of what an university should be. I'm totall...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) is an inspirational, transcendental, and natural embodiment of what an university should be. I'm totally grateful about assisting, earning, and achieving my life objectives in an amazing educational center; within an enriching and positive attitude in all aspects.

Cassandra
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California State Polytechnic University is an amazing school! The campus is extremely beautiful with many extracurricular act...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State Polytechnic University is an amazing school! The campus is extremely beautiful with many extracurricular activities available to all students. The incredibly diverse group of students makes everyone feel welcome and included. Cal Poly Pomona is filled with tons of services to ensure that all students succeed in college and in the years to follow.

Gino
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Before I started attending one of my Friends told me he worked on the roof of the CLA building (the tall pointy building in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Before I started attending one of my Friends told me he worked on the roof of the CLA building (the tall pointy building in the center of campus) when it was being built. He has worked on a multiple university building in southern California. He told me that the culture/vibe of the students and staff on campus was the nicest and friendliest of all the campuses he spent time on. When I started my first quarter at Cal Poly Pomona I felt completely comfortable. I felt at home which made me proud to be part of the community. The bric is Amazing!! One of the top engineering schools in the nation, and my major, hospitality management is the top rated program in California according to U.S. News. I am a commuter so I'm not on campus very much unless I have class or am meeting with a team. I wish I was so I can participate more on campus, but I work full time where I live. The motto, Application of Knowledge, translates to a learn by doing approach, which can be seen on campus with all the team projects you can see taking place throughout the campus. I love this school and am Proud to be called a Bronco!!

Alexandra
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It has such a beautiful campus! I love it. I have taken many personal campus tours there with my sister. She currently attend...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has such a beautiful campus! I love it. I have taken many personal campus tours there with my sister. She currently attends Cal Poly Pomona, she personally knows CPP of her own. I hear that this school has great reviews and is extraordinary in academics. CPP is known to be one of the greatest schools in the state of California.

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  • $7,067
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