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California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

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Description of California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

  • Location: Pomona, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1938
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 29 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)is one of two polytechnic universities in the California State University System.  The history of this educational institution began on the basis of the southern campus of the California Polytechnic School in 1938. The CPP received the title of the highest institution in 1949.

At the moment, the university has 94 bachelor's specialties, 39 master's programs, 13 diploma doctoral specializations in 9 colleges in the following areas:

  • Don B. Huntley Agriculture
  • Business Administration
  • Pedagogy, integrative research
  • Engineering
  • Ecological design
  • Expanded University
  • Hotel Management
  • Literature, arts, social sciences
  • Science.

The teaching staff is selected according to high academic indicators - most teachers are winners of significant awards in the field of education and research.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Sicomoro and Secoya are first-year settlements located on the south side of campus. The dorms are close to the Pointe Dining Commons Center, the library, and the Bronco Student Center.  In each living room there are two or three students, common are bathrooms, toilets on the floor.

  • Single room: 6294$/semester
  • Double room: 5490$/semester
  • Triple room: $5017.50/semester

Residential suites are suite-style communities designed with privacy, comfort and convenience in mind. The apartment has several bedrooms for one or two people, balconies. All suites offer beautiful views of the campus, the San Gabriel Mountains. Each building has elevators to the upper levels, large rooms for classes.

Accommodation options with payment per semester:

  • Single Suite: 6912$
  • Double suite: 5703$.

Traditional halls are freshman dormitories close to colleges, the library, and the Bronco Student Center. In each traditional hall there are one or two students, toilets are common.

Accommodation options, semester payment:

  • Single room: 5994$
  • Double room: 5230, 50$.

University Housing Services provides accommodation at the John T. Lyles Center for Regenerative Studies in partnership with CPP.Accommodation is possible in rooms of two people or in apartments with two living bedrooms, each equipped for two students.

During the summer session, students reside in single residential suites.

Payment depends on the number of weeks of the session and meal plan:

  • 10 weeks: 4748$
  • 5 weeks each: $2449.

The amount includes rental housing, deposit, meal plan of $ 350.

Students have the opportunity to visit cafeterias, university restaurants, you can buy a subscription to food, saving on purchases.

Meal plans in CPP restaurants with payment per semester:

  • 140 courses + 630 points: 2440$
  • 180 courses + 630 points: 2684$
  • 220 dishes + 630 points: 2795$
  • Unlimited meals: 2440$
  • Unlimited meals + 250 points: 2795$
  • Suites Flex Plan for 70 courses + 750 points: 1733$.

activity California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

CPP is one of the best LGBT-friendly campuses offering gender-neutral housing, student club space, and themed events.

The university produces a student newspaper and a quarterly television broadcast of the Bronco Sport Show. PolyCentric is the official online magazine of the university, publishing news, announcements of events on campus.

The sports department includes a group of Bronco Pep Bandstudents who specialize in sports events at the university and outsideits territory. Sports teams of the university compete in the Athletic Association California Collegiate in NCAA Division II in 10 sports. Broncos are currently the most successful program in the CCAA, having passed 60 CCAA National Championships and 14 NCAA National Championships.

"Greek Life" at the university consists of 16 fraternities, 11 women's clubs, managed by the Hellenic Council. Of the total number of students, about 2 per cent are men and 1 per cent women are members of these associations.

The university, along with the San Luis Obispo campus, participates in the Tournament of Roses parade, a joint program of homemade floating structures.

Scientific conferences, volunteer social works, creative master classes, events for calendar holidays are also regularly held.


  • Notable student sports teams
  • 15th place in the country in the ranking of the top 700 colleges according to Money magazine (2020)
  • Ranked 159th in the country in the ranking of the top 2000 colleges according to the Daily Beast (2014)
  • Ranked #2 in the western United States among the top regional universities according to US News & World Report (2021)
  • 273rd place out of the 650 best public, private colleges, universities of the country according to Forbes (2019).

Facilities and equipment at California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

CPP is located in Pomona, a suburb that is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The campus area is the second largest among all universities of the University of California system. The campus is surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountains, the city of Chino Hills, interstate highways. On the territory of the university are located:

  • Educational buildings with laboratories, classrooms
  • Kellogg Ejorist Ranch
  • Japanese garden, rose garden, ecological reserve
  • College buildings
  • Administrative buildings, one of which is a symbol of the university, having a triangular room on top of an eight-story tower
  • Research centers, e.g. WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
  • Bronco Student Center for meetings, conferences, lunches, recreation. ASI Student Government Offices and Other Student Departments are located here.
  • Recreation areas, events
  • Sports facilities: fields for team games, gyms, treadmills, etc.
  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Restaurants, cafeterias, canteens
  • Medical centers.

Restaurants cooperating with the university:

  • Carl’s Jr
  • Fresh Escape
  • International Grounds
  • Subway
  • Starbucks Coffee, etc.

The letters "CPP" made of concrete are located on Colt Hill Street overlooking the campus. The letters "CP" were originally laid out in 1959, and a second "P" was added in 2004 to distinguish it from Cal Poly's San Luis Obispo campus.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year consists of two semesters lasting for 6 months. At the end of each semester, a session follows - winter, summer.

Education includes lectures, practical classes, internships.

Additional expenses of students include:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Transport
  • Books, consumables
  • Parking for private cars
  • Contributions to student associations
  • Annual contributions
  • Recreation, sports
  • Personal expenses (mobile communications, clothes, etc.)
  • Medical care.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

When applying for undergraduate programs, you should provide:

  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Transcripts
  • Biodemographic information (passport, social insurance, etc.)
  • Registration fee – 70$.

For admission to the magistracy:

  • Diplomas of available degrees
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • Biodemographic information (passport, social insurance, etc.)
  • Registration fee – 70$
  • Letters of recommendation from scientific supervisors
  • Description of goals for further education
  • Individual achievements: publications, research papers, etc.

Application dates: August 1-31.

  • Spring semester: August 1-November 1
  • Fall semester: July 15-October 1.

Scholarships California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Pomona

CPP pays scholarships based on academic achievement, as well as provides discounts on tuition, emergency and permanent financial assistance to students in need.

  • COVID-19 Grants, CARES
  • Benefits for Federal Student Loan Borrowers
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – temporary discounts on broadband
  • Pella Grants et al.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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