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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how California State Polytechnic University - Pomona ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona was awarded 88 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Cal Poly Pomona is ranked #475 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Cal Poly Pomona also holds the #46 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cal Poly Pomona?

Acceptance Rate

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Cal Poly Pomona.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to Cal Poly Pomona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 500 to 610 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 510 to 620 )
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Cal Poly Pomona received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 20 to 27 )
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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, the student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like California State Polytechnic University - Pomona enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at Cal Poly Pomona, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Cal Poly Pomona

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,934 undergraduates at Cal Poly Pomona with 21,824 being full-time and 3,110 being part-time.

Cal Poly Pomona Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Cal Poly Pomona is 84.14 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.14 out of 100
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How Much Does California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Cost?

The overall average net price of Cal Poly Pomona is $12,842. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cal Poly Pomona

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,510 $10,625 $13,703 $17,188 $20,399

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cal Poly Pomona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cal Poly Pomona, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,046 a year. That adds up to $24,184 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly Pomona is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cal Poly Pomona Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona make about $54,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Cal Poly Pomona students since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is a public institution situated in Pomona, California. Pomona is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Contact details for Cal Poly Pomona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-7659
Website: www.cpp.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/calpolypomona
Twitter: http://twitter.com/calpolypomona

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 69 majors graduated from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. Of these students, 4,810 received undergraduate degrees and 389 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 1,192 $41,700
Hospitality Management 291 $35,600
Civil Engineering 201 $61,300
Mechanical Engineering 201 $64,300
Computer Science 186 $59,700
General Biology 182 $29,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 181 $23,800
General Psychology 133 $24,600
Sociology 119 $31,700
Communication & Media Studies 114 $32,500

Learn more about the majors offered at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cal Poly Pomona

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 10,361 students took at least one online class at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. This is an increase from the 9,216 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,361 100
2016-2017 9,216 103
2015-2016 7,871 96
2014-2015 6,298 45
2013-2014 3,163 77

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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