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Colleges / California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

Cal Poly Pomona Student Life

Cal Poly Pomona is on a 1,400-acre campus in the suburban setting of Pomona, California, not far from Los Angeles.

Cal Poly Pomona Student Activities

Cal Poly Pomona has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Cal Poly Pomona has fraternities and sororities.

Cal Poly Pomona has the Rose Float Club. In fact, more students participate in the Rose Float Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Cal Poly Pomona include Mexican American Student Association (MASA), Barkada - Filipino American Student Association, American Marketing Association and Cal Poly Society of Accountants.

The Cal Poly Pomona community comes together each year for CPP Fest/BroncoFusion, Hot Dog Caper and Commencement.

Cal Poly Pomona Housing

This table offers information on housing at Cal Poly Pomona.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Priortiy given to freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 11%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 3,600
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 3,136
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 89%

Cal Poly Pomona offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Cal Poly Pomona students live off campus. In 2022, 11% of undergrads at Cal Poly Pomona lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 89% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cal Poly Pomona. There are 3,600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 26,974 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,136 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Cal Poly Pomona offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Cal Poly Pomona Athletics

At Cal Poly Pomona there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Cal Poly Pomona:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Cal Poly Pomona Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cal Poly Pomona campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Cal Poly Pomona offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Cal Poly Pomona has video camera surveillance.

Plan a Visit to Cal Poly Pomona

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Cal Poly Pomona, take Interstate 10 to Pomona, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Cal Poly Pomona's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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