California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Pomona, CA

Brief Description

As one of only nine universities nationwide primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences, California State Polytechnic University Pomona is a public polytechnic institution within the 23-member California State University system. Situated on a vast 1,438-acre urban campus, Cal Poly Pomona is strategically positioned on the eastern edge of the San Gabriel Valley around 30 miles east of the downtown hub of Los Angeles within the lush rolling hills of Pomona. Home to more than 22,000 students, Cal Poly Pomona is designated as the second largest polytechnic university in the entire United States.

While the school initially began as the southern branch of the California Polytechnic School, a completely equipped institution and farm in the city of San Dimas was donated by Charles Voorhis and his son Jerry Voordhis in 1938. The satellite campus grew exponentially larger in 1949 when a horse ranch owned by Will Keith Kellogg in the neighboring city of Pomona was acquired by the University of California. Quickly becoming known as Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis, the university operated under a unified administrative control with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo until each of the universities became independent institutions in 1966.

With an outstanding reputation for academic excellence in the region, California State Polytechnic University Pomona is currently ranked as the 33rd best college and 6th top public school in the West by the U.S. News and World Report. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Cal Poly Pomona awards 94 bachelor's degree, 39 master's degree, one doctoral, and 13 teaching credential programs across nine distinct academic divisions. Cal Poly Pomona is well-known for having the oldest and largest hospitality management college in the state, the largest civil engineering population in the nation, and the only agricultural degree programs in southern California.

Besides academics, students can have fun and build long-lasting professional or personal connections by joining some of the more than 250 recognized student clubs on campus, including the award-winning pep band. With 10 high-achieving intercollegiate varsity teams for competition in the NCAA Division II, the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos are currently the most successful athletic program in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 60 CCAA and 14 NCAA championships. Some of the most notable alumni include film star Forest Whitaker, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode, and Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 16436

Total institution enrollment: 18424

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
3801 W Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768


(909) 869-7659


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 56%

Female undergraduate population: 44%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Aerospace Aeronautical And Astronautica
Agricultural Business And Management
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences Other
Agronomy And Crop Science
American Studies / Civilization
Animal Sciences General
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Architecture General
Arts And Design
Biology General
Biotechnology Research
Botany General
Business Administration And Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
City / Urban Community And Regional Planning
Civil Engineering General
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Earth And Planetary Sciences
Economics General
Education General
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Engineering General
Engineering Related Technologies / Technician
English Language And Literature General
Enterprise Management And Operations
Ethnic And Cultural Studies Other
Foods And Nutrition Studies General
History General
Home Economics General
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Landscape Architecture
Landscaping Operations And Management
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Material Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Music General
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Plant Protection / Pest Management
Political Science And Government General
Psychology General
Psychology Other
Social Sciences General
Soil Sciences
Spanish Language And Literature
Zoology General