California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Ranked?

2023 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 477 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general hospitality administration/management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Cal Poly Pomona is ranked #425 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 170 colleges in California, Cal Poly Pomona is ranked at #59.

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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 65%, 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 95% 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 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 500 to 610 )
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SAT Math Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 510 to 640 )
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Cal Poly Pomona received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for California State Polytechnic University - Pomona  ( 19 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 87% 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  87 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Cal Poly Pomona is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100
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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,912 undergraduates at Cal Poly Pomona with 24,388 being full-time and 3,524 being part-time.

How Much Does California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Cost?

The overall average net price of Cal Poly Pomona is $14,304. 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 +
$10,349 $12,992 $15,958 $18,166 $21,205

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal Poly Pomona, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,030 a year. That adds up to $24,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly Pomona is 2.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cal Poly Pomona make around $63,732 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Cal Poly Pomona graduates since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 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. Cal Poly Pomona is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Cal Poly Pomona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3801 W 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 68 majors graduated from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. Of these students, 6,448 received undergraduate degrees and 443 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 1,644 $42,153
General Psychology 365 $24,593
Sociology 270 $30,269
Computer Science 270 $59,217
Hospitality Management 267 $35,592
General Biology 245 $29,515
Civil Engineering 245 $67,170
Mechanical Engineering 227 $68,168
Communication & Media Studies 199 $32,066
Health & Physical Education 198 $25,265

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 29,727 students took at least one online class at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. This is an increase from the 10,765 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 29,727 29,675
2018-2019 10,765 182
2017-2018 10,361 100
2016-2017 9,216 103
2015-2016 7,871 96

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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.

References

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