Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


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

You'll gain the most of your experience here if you study hard, and become involved on campus.

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

You'll gain the most of your experience here if you study hard, and become involved on campus.

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

In regards to finding the right college and making the most of one's college experience truly depends on the student. I lived on a commuter school campus for five years. I didn't have a car and focused on my studies the first few years. After becoming a Resident Advisor in my dorms (a go-to person in the hall way), I was exposed to all the opportunities on campus. I worked part-time on campus in a secretarial job, helped my fellow students in the dorms, and maintained above a 3.5 GPA. I think ultimately when deciding which University to select, one should consider the size of the campus, the price, classroom size, and any other factors that are important to the person applying. For me, I was happy with all the above. After being a Resident Advisor in the dorms for three years I have seen incoming freshman during their first year. Those who got involved on campus appeared to be happier than those who only travelled back and forth from their rooms to their classes. Therefore, my best advice would be, once you've made your decision, get involved on campus!

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

This school is a commuter school. Given this reason, the majority of students arrive on campus for their activities, and leave when classes are over. The campus is dead after a certain time everyday. The campus is especially dead on weekends. Besides that, the school is trying to make a push to encourage people on campus to open their eyes to the many activities on campus.

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

I strongly recommend to think early and decide the field of interest before choosing the college. There are many colleges, bu...

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

I strongly recommend to think early and decide the field of interest before choosing the college. There are many colleges, but choose the one that are top ranked in the field that you decided. Also, having a goal early in your life might help you focus to achieve your goal.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

As a architecture student, I believe that we need a better facilities. The drafting tables are in a really bad condition to use, and we do not have a large lecture hall to fit all students that we have to sit on the floor. The program is great, but definately need a better facilities to back it up.

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

The advice I would give to parents and students for finding the right college fit and making the most of it is simply to do r...

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

The advice I would give to parents and students for finding the right college fit and making the most of it is simply to do research and make the most of the experience. Now that I have completed my degree, I feel that the atmosphere and social aspect of my decision of a school is just as important as the academic aspect. You will undoubtedly make some of the best friendships of your life while in college and have some of the best memories once you're gone. It is important to love where you are to make the most of those friendships and experiences so that they will last you a lifetime. It is also fundemental that the student and the parent remember that there is life beyond college and not everything must be decided prior to its completion. Most important is to love what you're learning and who you are with. The right major will come in time if you open your mind to the many options in front of you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That it is primarily a commuter school and most students leave on the weekends making it hard to have a social life if you are from far away.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the difficulty in getting classes that are needed. though i had priority registration at all times so this was not my problem but I always heard it from other people.

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be unsocial, shy, and unwilling to work together with each other.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tend to be unsocial, shy, and unwilling to work together with each other.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for hotel management.

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

I chose the right school for me the first year, but had to transfer due to financial issues. Plan ahead and think wisely. This choice affects your future and your happiness for at least four years of your life. Take the time to really look at the schools you are interested and make a list of the most important qualities a school should have, including class size, if you want a research school, what the housing is like, honor societies on campus, intramural sports. varsity sports, usual financial aid given, etc. All these things really add up.

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

California Polytechnic University of Pomona is made up of diverse and postive community whose focus is preparing its students...

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

California Polytechnic University of Pomona is made up of diverse and postive community whose focus is preparing its students to become educated, well rounded individuals who can contribute to the whatever work environment they choose to become a part of.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its slogan "Learn by doing" this slogan is applied to all majors that the school offers and makes learning fun and enriching.

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

My advice to choosing the best college for you is to make sure that you are comfortable to with the enivronment of the campus. It would be best to go and visit the college, talk to the students, try to sit in on a class, take a tour, and check out the surrounding area. Also make sure that the school offers your major, and if possible talk to professors who teach in the subject of your choice. Most importantly, when you visit look around and listen to your instincts. A college may look great on paper, but you will never really know unles you go there and see it for yourself.

Natasha
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone in class seems to be helpful and mature and come with a willingness to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone in class seems to be helpful and mature and come with a willingness to learn.

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

Before choosing a college, it is important to decide what major you a wishing to study. Once you have narrowed down your selection, you should consider the type of geographic location you are most comfortable with. Some people are not comfortable with big cities and others need the city in order to survive. By selecting a geographic location you are now closer to determining your college. For each college you are considering, it would be best to visit the campus and take a tour. This will allow you to get a rough idea in determining the population and the dynamics of the campus. Finally, a visit to the department you are interested in would be helpful. From here you would be able to receive an idea of the coursework involved and everything that will be expected of you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is serious about education and willing to think for themselves.

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

It's a school with many outstanding majors, very good choice for people who don't know their focus when they graduated from h...

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

It's a school with many outstanding majors, very good choice for people who don't know their focus when they graduated from high schools.

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

Choose the colleges at the level of your study, and choose the major of your interest.

What's unique about your campus?

Great professors and friendly environment, not much pressure as an undergraduate.

Heather
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is know for Egenering and Hotel and Restaurant Management

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is know for Egenering and Hotel and Restaurant Management

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

College is a journey. The right college (for you) will have multidimensional effects on you. It will challenge you mentally, physically, and emotionally. However, the experience will allow you to grow and change as a person. Therefore, finding the right college (for you) is extremely important. Do not make the common mistake of choosing a college solely based upon its prestige and academic history. Of course, the academic prestige of a university weighs heavily upon which college you choose to attend. However, you also need to consider your prospective colleges from a holistic perspective. Visit the college and talk to the students, faculty, and administration, even sit in on a class lecture. Most importantly, spend all of your day at the prospective college. This simple task is commonly overlooked, yet it is extremely important in the process to find the right college. Spending the day on campus allows you really "feel" the campus. It enables you get a glimpse of what your life would feel like for the next four years. My advice is simple and short however, if followed it will enable and embolden you to choose the right college (for you) where you will begin your college journey.

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

At Cal Poly Pomona we learn by doing and I believe that this technique will assist me in my pursuit of success.

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

At Cal Poly Pomona we learn by doing and I believe that this technique will assist me in my pursuit of success.

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

In high school I had already determined that I was going to attend Cal Poly Pomona, but for those of you that don't, i recommend that you do your research. Make sure to visit several of your top choices and take tours of the campuses. Not ever campus is ment for you and you should make sure you figure that out before you enroll and not after. I also recommend getting involved with the school, in order to be apart of the college life and to learn more during your college experience. College can change your life and it molds you into the person that your going to be for the rest of your life. So in conclusion, it is a big decision in your life so make sure you make it wisely. Good luck to everyone in your future endevors.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that enjoys an interactive learning experience.

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

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