Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


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Recent Reviews

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

Cal Poly is a well organized, commuter school

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

Cal Poly is a well organized, commuter school

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Pointy Tall, CLA building

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

If you know what your major is, try to find a college with an environment that will better your education. I am an urban and regional planning major, who got accepted to cal poly, san louis obispo and pomona. Even though my first choice was SLO, I chose Pomona, due to the city environment that I would be able to study and live in, while going to school. I dont think i will ever regret my choice.

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

I would suggest to any parent and/or student to make a list of colleges they think the student would be best interested in. W...

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

I would suggest to any parent and/or student to make a list of colleges they think the student would be best interested in. When creating said list, take into account the environment surrounding the campus, size of the campus, student life, success rate of students graduating, and teacher to student ratio. Once the student has chosen a campus after having been accepted, the student should then do his best to acquire on-campus housing. Living on campus, the student will then be able to meet many students and get to experience the wide array of lifestyles and cultures within the same building. He should also look towards joining clubs to be more involved with extra curriculars around the school. Meeting new people through clubs, dorms, and in class, the student will be able to create a vast network of friends for future reference when he pursues his career in whatever he chooses to do. This, I believe, is the best way to make the most of the college experience.

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

What the school looked like, the size of the campus, and success rate of students graduating.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who party all the time, students who don't like the idea of living in the suburbs or attending a school with a farm on campus.

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

My school is more hands-on (polytechnic) as compared to the other schools I chose.

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

My school is more hands-on (polytechnic) as compared to the other schools I chose.

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

I would suggest that students, when finding the right college, chose more than choice because you will have a briad range of colleges that can pick you. I know many students who pick one college to attend, and when they don't get in, they wish they had picked more colleges to attend. Also, make sure you know the college before you attend, such as their majors, the campus, the location, etc (important things to keep in mind). Making the most of the college experience is very important, especially during the first year. From making new "college" friends to joining clubs and/or fraternities/sororities, you want to make the most of the college years because you will always have those four, successful years to look back on. Besides high school, college will be the best four years of your life!

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

Choose whats right for you; not your friends, or family; just for you.

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

Choose whats right for you; not your friends, or family; just for you.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Cal Poly is the small classes, and the hands on teaching and projects.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who can do the work and won't slack.

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

Very hands on with projects in different classes.

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

Very hands on with projects in different classes.

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

Go to the campus' and see what you like and dislike. Go to the school which has more things you like.

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

Too many people commute so you can't meet alot of people long term.

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

Get informed and not hope that someone will tell you what you need to know for college. Research different colleges and the ...

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

Get informed and not hope that someone will tell you what you need to know for college. Research different colleges and the majors they offer and go with what interests you best. Once you have an idea of what schools best fit you academically, my suggestions is to go on campus tours to those campuses. This will help both parents and students see the learning environment the student will be in during their college years. In order to get the most of your college experince it is hight recomended to GET INVOLVED! This way you meet new people, be active with school activites and you will never be bored.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that is focused on academics. Cal Poly Pomona is not a "party school," if that's all someone wants, I would not suggest this school. Students still have lots of fun, but academics come first. The staff and faculty here are very welcoming, it is easy for one to get an answer, there are various resources available around campus for all of the student's needs.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating quality of Cal Poly Pomona is getting classes that we need when registration time come around. With a huge number of budget cuts being made, classes were less and less available. It is hard to add a class as well, most professors do not want large class sizes and it is understandable, to want a small class. I feel that smaller class sizes are in our best interest as students. However, more of the "needed" classes should be opened.

David
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cal Poly Pomona is known for it's hand's on training education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cal Poly Pomona is known for it's hand's on training education.

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

Always visit the campus and research on the particular program of the potential college the student could possibly major in.

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

I believe the policies are never stated clearly for the students. When policies are revised, students are never informed. In fact, they are usually told to the students when students inquire about them. Professors' office hours are very limited and iti is usually difficult to reach professors. Need more of a varieity of night classes for students who work during the day time.

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

It is relaxed and enjoyable; I really feel comfortable and focused there.

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

It is relaxed and enjoyable; I really feel comfortable and focused there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Not being a party school and supposedly worse than San Luis Obispo.

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

If they want there child to be safe but not trapped and to have fun and learn a lot, they should attend Cal Poly Pomona. You also get your money's worth because it is pretty affordable compared to other campuses.

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

Students (and parents) should realize that even if they don't get into their first-choice school, they still will learn, which is what college is all about. Students can get the most out of their college experience by actively participating on campus through clubs and organizations or through joining sport teams. Students should make time to spend with their friends, but also take their studies seriously, which means turning in homework on time, not ditching class, and studying an appropriate amount of time before tests. Students should get to know their classmates, advisers, and professors because it will greatly enhance their enjoyment of college if they get to know lots of people. Even if students don't end up earning a degree , they should still understand that the knowledge they gained and the friendships they developed and cultivated in college can last a lifetime.

What kind of person should attend this school?

One who wants to learn and will be serious about studying and getting involved on campus.

Jill
Describe the students at your school.

Very outspoken, interested in participating, outgoing, interested in learning.

Describe the students at your school.

Very outspoken, interested in participating, outgoing, interested in learning.

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

Dont let the name of the school or the reputation affect where your child goes, i got alot of weird looks and sighs when i said where i was going and now i am happier than any of my friends who went to places such as brown, stanford and ucla. My friends were pressured into going to big names school and was not given the chance to go somewhere they loved like i was. I consider myself very lucky.

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

That classes were going to be kind of hard to come by.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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