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Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768-2557

Official telephone: (909) 869-7659
Fax number: (909) 869-2292


Student Life

Screen last updated on: December 18, 2016

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:
12,349 men, 9,808 women, 22,157 total
Full-time undergraduates:
10,785 men, 8,834 women, 19,619 total
Part-time undergraduates:
1,564 men, 974 women, 2,538 total
Total graduate students:
775 men, 785 women, 1,560 total
Full-time graduate students:
286 men, 355 women, 641 total
Part-time graduate students:
489 men, 430 women, 919 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:
U.S. region where majority of students come from:
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
0.2% American Indian or Alaskan Native 21.6% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 4.4% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 43.0% Hispanic/Latino 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino17.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 5.1% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino5.5% Nonresident Alien 3.0% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
0.2% American Indian or Alaskan Native 24.3% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 3.3% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 39.6% Hispanic/Latino 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino19.4% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 4.0% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 5.3% Nonresident Alien 3.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Cal Poly Pomona

Campus Environment

Campus size:
1,438 acres
City or town school is located in:
Pomona, CA
Population of city/town:
Nearest major city:
Los Angeles
Distance of nearest major city:
28 miles
Population of nearest major city:
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (58%)
  • single-student apartments (42%)
  • special housing for disabled students
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live in school housing:
Percent of students who live off campus:
Students required to live on campus:
Some freshmen are required to live on campus their first year.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:
Every student is required to take a computer course:
Computer equipment is provided in:
residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:
Internet access provided to all students:
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:
School has a library on campus:
Additional library facilities/collections:
Archives. Special collections. Don B. Huntley gallery.
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Art gallery, theater, equine research facility; Arabian horse, regenerative studies, ecological reserve, and biotrek ethnobotany garden/learning centers.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, military, veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious, individual/group counseling.
Career placement services:
co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training, job fairs, job listing service, graduate school preparation.
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses:
Percent of men who join fraternities:
Number of social sororities on campus:
Percent of women who join sororities:
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s):
Poly Post
Number of honor societies:
Total number of registered organizations:
Campus-based religious organizations:
Ahimsa club, Bridges International, Christian Challenge, Christian Students, Cru, Destino, Epic Movement, Hillel, Korean Campus Crusade for Christ, Love Is For Everyone; Ahmadiyya Muslim, Latter-day Saint, Muslim, and Sikh Student Associations; Acts2 Christian, Chi Alpha, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowships; Catholic Newman and City Blessing Church clubs
Minority student organizations:
Ballet Folklorico, Black Advance, Black Student Union, Broncos for Israel, Destino, Everything Hallyu, Fuerza de la Mujer, Habesha Unity Group, Hermanas Unidas, Hermanos Unidos, Inter-Tribal Leadership Council, Island Culture Organization, Korean Campus Crusade for Christ, La Familia, La Raza Unida, La Union, MEChA, Multicultural Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Nikkei Student Union, Nuestros Latino, Pilipino American Studies Kollective, Project SUCCESS, Queer People of Color, Shades of Queens, The Brothers Movement, Xicano/Latino Youth Leadership Conference; Armenian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black Business, Chinese, Filipino-American, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Latino Business, Lebanese, Mexican American, Spanish Language, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese Student Associations; American Indian Science/Engineering, Black Engineers, Minorities in Hospitality, and Hispanic Professional Engineers Societies; African Soul International dance, Lion Dance, Persian, and International Student clubs
International student organizations:
Model UN, Golden Key, Nourish International
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Men Against Violence, V Team, Pride Center, Queers for Social Justice, Queer Student & Allies for Equality, Students with Disabilities: Access & disABILITY Alliance, Undocumented Students: DREAMers Ally Network, Student Demand for Equality in Education/Demanda Estudiantil Para la Igualdad Educacional, The Herd, Renaissance Scholars, Secular Student Alliance, Circle K International, Golden Key, Green Team, Project RISHI, Rotaract, The Cure, Vida, Waves, Out in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics; American Sign Language, Veterans, Transfer, and Rose Float clubs


School has an athletic program:
Athletic director:
Brian Swanson,
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Director of women's athletics:
Stephanie Duke,
Associate Athletic Director/SWA
School colors:
green and gold
School mascot:
Billy Bronco
Athletic conference memberships:
California Collegiate Athletic Conference
Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Men's basketballyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Men's cross-countryyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Men's socceryesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Men's track and field (outdoor)yesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Women's basketballyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Women's cross-countryyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Women's socceryesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballyesCCAC, NCAA Div. II
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports:
Athletic facilities:
fields, gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pool
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball
Club sports for men:
cheerleading, cycling, equestrian sports, martial arts, skiing
Club sports for women:
cheerleading, cycling, equestrian sports, martial arts, skiing

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:
Nearest international airport:
Ontario, CA (9 miles)
Nearest other airport:
Los Angeles (43 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:
Pomona, CA (near campus)
Nearest passenger bus service:
Pomona, CA (near campus)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus:
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:

After Graduation

List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Agilent Technologies, Aramark, Boeing Satellite Systems, Chevron/Texaco, Fluor Corporation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Pepsi Cola, Raytheon Company, Riverside County Flood Control, Sherwin Williams, Target Stores.
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Hilda Solis, current Los Angeles County Supervisor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor and U.S. Representative
  • Eddy W. Hartenstein, publisher, Los Angeles Times
  • Mark Peel, critically acclaimed chef.

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