California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Pomona, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona, CPP, or Cal Poly) is a public polytechnic university in Pomona, California. It is one of two polytechnic universities in the California State University system. Cal Poly Pomona began as the southern campus of the California Polytechnic School (today known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) in 1938 when the Voorhis School for Boys and its adjacent farm in the city of San Dimas were donated by Charles Voorhis and his son Jerry Voorhis. Cal Poly's southern campus grew further in 1949 when the it acquired University of California, W.K. Kellogg Institute of Animal Husbandry from the University of California, located in the neighboring city of Pomona and previously belonged to Will Keith Kellogg. Cal Poly Pomona, then known as Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo continued operations under a unified administrative control until they became independent from one another in 1966. Cal Poly Pomona currently offers bachelor's degrees in 94 majors, 39 master's degrees, 13 teaching credentials and a doctorate across 9 distinct academic colleges. The university is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences. Its sports teams are known as the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos and play in the NCAA Division II as part of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Broncos sponsor 10 varsity sports and have won 14 NCAA national championships. Current and former Cal Poly Pomona athletes have won 7 Olympic medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze).Past and present faculty and alumni include two Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, two Academy Award winners, two Olympic medalists, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. Secretary of Labor, a Pritzker Prize laureate, a Heisman Trophy winner, a member of the National Academies and an Emmy Award winner.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 24,205 students
  • 0.10 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Animal Sciences
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Animal Sciences, Food Science, Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Accounting, and Computer Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

19,225 students out of 34,911 applicants were accepted into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. They had an average SAT score of 1129. 90% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 26% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was $19,219, while for in-state students it was $7,339. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $29,868.

The average financial aid at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is $8,069. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $11,150 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

67% of undergraduate students at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was of $14,514 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017