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Cal Poly Pomona: Student Life

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:21​
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West​
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:1%​
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/Latino
  • 17.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.1% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.5% 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/Latino
  • 19.4% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 4.0% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.3% Nonresident Alien 
  • 3.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown​

Campus Environment

Campus size:1,438 acres​
City or town school is located in:Pomona, CA​
Population of city/town:151,348​
Nearest major city:Los Angeles​
Distance of nearest major city:28 miles​
Population of nearest major city:3,884,307​
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes​
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes​
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:48%​
Percent of students who live in school housing:9%​
Percent of students who live off campus:91%​
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:88%​
Student conduct policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited​
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no​
Every student is required to take a computer course:no​
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center​
Total number of microcomputers available to students:2117​
Internet access provided to all students:yes​
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes​
School has a library on campus:yes​
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:mostly

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:10​
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses:4​
Percent of men who join fraternities:2%​
Number of social sororities on campus:6​
Percent of women who join sororities:1%​
Student activities: student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station​
School newspaper(s):Poly Post​
Number of honor societies:21​
Total number of registered organizations:400​
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:yes​
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 offeredSc​​​holarships?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:2%​
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports:20%​
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:yes​
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:yes​
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus:8%​
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:good​
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no

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.