Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona


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Recent Reviews

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

From my experience, Cal Poly Pomona is a good college for engineering. People who go there go there for that. The people are ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

From my experience, Cal Poly Pomona is a good college for engineering. People who go there go there for that. The people are pretty nice; if you ask someone for help they will give it to you or direct you to someone who is more apt. The housing covers all the basics: bed, electricity, internet, storage. The buildings are old, but they get the job done, and that's all you really need. The hall lobby is super cool. People are always chilling there and playing ping pong or pool. The food is okay, but there is a Mongolian grill that is awesome. The professors are all different, but the ones I have had have been fair. The courses go by fast because they are on the quarter system.

Christian
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Cal Poly Pomona was definitely not my first choice of schools, but it is relatively close to home and offers a wide range of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly Pomona was definitely not my first choice of schools, but it is relatively close to home and offers a wide range of majors and courses that I found interesting. The campus is not too big and not too small, but can be difficult to navigate if you are a first time visitor. I love many aspects about Cal Poly Pomona, but also hate other aspects. The scenery on campus is beautiful and varies in the type of scenery. There is a Japanese Garden, Engineering Meadow, Sunflower Patch, and endless fields for the agriculture department. However, everything surrounding the campus is dull and extremely hilly. Aside from the scenery, the living spaces on campus are atrocious. On campus housing is overpriced, ugly, crowded, and not worth the effort. They force freshmen to live on campus if you live outside of the immediate area. The food plan is not included and is also overpriced. That could be forgiven if the food was edible. On top of the housing mess, the class sizes tend to be on the larger size while the availability of courses remains limited. With so many students and not enough courses to accommodate them, it is almost impossible to graduate in 4 years. The average graduation rate is about 5 years according to one of my 1st year professors. Depending on what department your major is apart of, it can be easy to make friends or impossible. Thankfully, the college of Agriculture is a welcoming and friendly group of people. The college of engineering, however, is cold and passive. If you are interesting in Cal Poly Pomona, you should definitely know exactly what you want to do before applying. Do not come to the school expecting to have anything laid out for you. If you are okay with keeping to yourself, overpaying for sub-par conditions for housing, not receiving the courses that you need to graduate, and having no outlet for extracurricular activities, Cal Poly Pomona is right for you.

xinyu
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Is a really diverse university. The campus is really safe. You can found lots resource in our library. You can get tons of h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Is a really diverse university. The campus is really safe. You can found lots resource in our library. You can get tons of help in library. We have a Starbucks store in our library. Professors are cool and nice. Our class size on average is like 25-30. So is really easy to get along with them.

William
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California State Polytechnic University is a great school for undergraduate study, especially for engineering. Being involved...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State Polytechnic University is a great school for undergraduate study, especially for engineering. Being involved on campus makes the work load seem more manageable. Although campus food might be overpriced, Cal Poly Pomona definitely makes up for it in providing opportunities/facilities for hands on experience.

Marissa
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I think that the campus is beautiful and the faculty is great. I have never had a problem with being able to talk to one of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that the campus is beautiful and the faculty is great. I have never had a problem with being able to talk to one of my professors about academics or life in general. I feel very safe on campus, of course just like anywhere I always make sure that someone knows where I am going. I am very happy that I chose CPP.

Viridiana
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Cal Poly Pomona is one of the few colleges that is known to be "hands on". This university follows the motto "Learn by Doing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly Pomona is one of the few colleges that is known to be "hands on". This university follows the motto "Learn by Doing" and believes that students learn more by actually getting hands on experience. The overall academics is very hands on and class sizes tend to be small. There are many clubs on campus that students can get involved in which also can be very hands on. This school is known to be a commuter school so everything on campus tends to be closed during the weekends. Outdoor shoppes or entertainment are around ten minutes away. Overall, academic wise this university does a good job in helping and teaching students and are living up to their motto.

Thomas
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Cal Poly Pomona is an excellent school in my opinion, with a beautiful campus, friendly people, and an engaging academic cult...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal Poly Pomona is an excellent school in my opinion, with a beautiful campus, friendly people, and an engaging academic culture. I have only been here for less than two months, but I very much enjoy this school and intend to stay here until graduation. I would highly recommend it to prospective students.

Emily
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Although administration can be difficult to deal with, the amount of job opportunities offered in your field and the educatio...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although administration can be difficult to deal with, the amount of job opportunities offered in your field and the education you receive are completely worth it. The campus is so beautiful, and there are multiple quiet study spaces and student recreation areas for both business and play. Food on campus is awesome, with a Qdoba (chipotle-esque Mexican food place), subway, Peet’s Coffee, Hibachi-san (chipotle-esque Japanese Poke place), and a Round Table Pizza all in one building, adjacent to a games room complete with a pool table, skee-ball, game consoles, ping-pong, and a small movie theater. Plus there’s like three Starbucks on campus so that’s amazing. The mess hall/ cafeteria has pretty decent food on average, but they don’t post what they’re serving outside the mess hall and you don’t know what you’re having until you go in, which can be a problem on occasion. However, there is a build-your-own-bowl Mongolian Grill, a deli, a salad bar, and a pizza place inside the mess hall, so there is certainly variety. The French fries though? I could eat those all day. ALL. DAY. The academic advisors are wonderful; they’re available, helpful, they send out reminders via email about club meetings and application deadlines; they forward any information about scholarship or internship opportunities they receive, and are willing to help guide students plan their curriculum course at Cal Poly Pomona in order to graduate in four years. Housing is perfect except for the proximity issue; the suites are across the campus from the mess hall, and the dorms are across the campus from the main gym (there is one closer to the dorms, and it’s just as functional if a bit older).

Mayra
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Learn by doing is what is great about Cal Poly Pomona. I love Pomona , so growing up here I couldn't imagine leaving this cit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Learn by doing is what is great about Cal Poly Pomona. I love Pomona , so growing up here I couldn't imagine leaving this city. Now, that I am so close to getting my degree, I want to travel to places so that I can apply what I have learned these past two years in my career. I am very excited because I already have job offers and it is because of my involvement at school. I have opened my mind and expectations to something greater because of the inspiring people I meet every day here everywhere. I want to be able to be that person now and in my future.

Rachel
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I honestly love it here, the atmosphere is nice. The campus is pretty and there tends to be something going on everywhere you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly love it here, the atmosphere is nice. The campus is pretty and there tends to be something going on everywhere you look. The classes have a range from 20 students to around 60, which is not a lot for a college. Really a great place to learn!

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

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