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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Overview

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.

What Is California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$30,175 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Cal Poly Pomona is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Cal Poly Pomona is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 45% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona makes roughly $67,406 a year. This is 65% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is California State Polytechnic University - Pomona?


Contact details for Cal Poly Pomona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3801 W Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-7659

How Do I Get Into Cal Poly Pomona?

You can apply to Cal Poly Pomona online at:

Admission Requirements for Cal Poly Pomona

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal Poly Pomona?

61% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Cal Poly Pomona is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford California State Polytechnic University - Pomona?

$30,175 Net Price
18% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal Poly Pomona is $30,175. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,379 a year. That adds up to $21,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly Pomona is 1.0%. 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.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Undergraduate Student Diversity

23,140 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26,974 undergraduate students at Cal Poly Pomona, with 23,140 being full-time and 3,834 being part-time.


There are also 2,482 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,140 full-time undergraduates at Cal Poly Pomona, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,275
Black or African American 646
Hispanic or Latino 11,612
White 3,190
International Students 977
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,440

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 87 countries are represented at Cal Poly Pomona. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Kuwait, and South Korea.

Online Learning at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

7,720 Took All Classes Online
28,004 Took At Least One Class Online
4,072.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 28,004 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal Poly Pomona has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Cal Poly Pomona

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona was 4,072.8%. This is the #56 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Cal Poly Pomona regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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