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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,785 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 95 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

44% Women
56% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,972)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,179)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 45 38 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 14 11 - Yes
Soccer 27 26 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 25.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 30.6%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 25.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 35
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kaitlin from Merced, CA
  • 4
  • the dorms are really fun, especially if you are a more outgoing person. the dorms are pretty old and outdated though. most people living in the dorms are friendly, and…

  • Mar-11-2012 Read More
  • Alena from Claremont, CA
  • 3
  • Though the dorms are small, not quality, and overpriced, they are worth to live in because you get the dorm experience and do not have to commute.…

  • Sep-10-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ryan from Santa Paula, CA
  • Feb-27-2015 I am a current student here

    The campus dining as a whole is off the charts awesome. We have more fast food places here on campus than I think most schools. There's a Carls Jr, Panda Express, Round Table, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Subway, Peet's Coffee, Einstein's Bagels, Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Denny's. The dining commons for on campus residents is pretty great although most people get tired of having it all the time which is understandable so be ready for that. Regardless, it's buffet style and there's SO many options everyday. I'm a vegan too and I can say that the vegetarian/vegan options are pretty good here, but my organization is constantly working with dining to expand on them. They just added two new items for veggies! Also, residents are allowed to use their meal plan at Denny's too on campus (for items up to a certain $$ amount) which is nice when you're sick of the dining commons.

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  • 5
  • Luisa from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a dining hall for all students living on campus that I thought was great. Many of my friends got tired of the food, but when that happens, there are many food places around campus where you can purchase food.

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  • 5
  • Lisa from El Monte, CA
  • Dec-20-2014 I am a past student here

    There are many places to eat on campus. The BSC (Bronco Student Center) where you can find Subway, Qdoba, Peet's Coffee, Freshens, Round Table Pizza and Poly Fresh Marketplace. The Campus Center houses a Taco Bell, Panda Express, Carl's Jr., a Salad/Soup Bar, a mini mart, and International Grounds coffee house. There is also a Denny's and Einstein Bros Bagel shop located on campus. Near the dorms is the Los Olivos Dining Commons. Here you can find a buffet style dining area that serves healthy and nutritious food, but also exotic foods. This dining area is open to the public as well as students.

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  • 4
  • E.J from Pico Rivera, CA
  • Dec-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many places where you can grab a bite to eat. There are places like subway, Carl's Jr., Panda Express and even Starbucks and Jamba Juice. There is also a Food Market that sells freshly made sandwiches and salads.

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  • 4
  • Jose
  • Nov-14-2014 I am a current student here

    plenty of places to eat, but most are fast food restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Marissa from Brea, CA
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Food at the Dining Hall I ate at during Orientation was decent. Don't ever expect to go on a diet. They have a salad bar, but I don't remember their entree's being healthy. If you want to just eat on campus for lunch like I do, there are a lot more options. Carl's Jr, Taco Bell, Panda Express, a Salad Bar and small convenience store with snacks and scantrons next to the quad. I Love the Salad Bar, you can build your own salad and then pay by the oz. $5 for an entire large to-go container of salad. In the Student Center there's Round Table, Sushi, Qdoba, Subway and Peet's Coffee. Also the Poly Trolley is definitely amazing. It's the school's food truck run by students, they make tacos, breakfast burritos, and homemade potato chips. I highly recommend the Greek Style Chips <3 They also sell a lot of Starbucks drinks as well as. Starbucks in the library is perfect for night classes and early morning study sessions. There's also a little hidden coffee stand next to the Environmental Design building. More Starbucks coffee and doughnuts in the morning. I also have to put in a good word for the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch up at the Collins College. I've personally never eaten there, but as a Hospitality Student I'll probably be taking some classes there in the next few years. Run entirely by Hospitality Students, the RKR is the epitome of fine dining on the college campus. A good place for a fancy dinner or date, or special celebration. Maybe a little out of the college student budget, but definitely a good place to take your parents if they ever visit. We've had a few different events where RKR catered, and the food was always up to standard.

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  • 4
  • Mech. Eng. Student from Saugus, CA
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I wa definitely surprised by the food. Sure, there's some stuff to avoid (for me, the pizza, orange juice, and eggs) like any cafeteria. But some food is downright delicious! Like the coffee, chicken nuggets, and fries are to die for!

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  • 5
  • Jordan from Montclair, CA
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    So much food to choose from! They have two Starbucks, a small cabinet of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts that sell for 99 cents. A Taco Bell, Carl's Jr., Panda Express, a little stop-and-go shop that has all the junk foods that one sees at a gas station and then they have a healthy eatery that provides soups and salads. Last time I went here they had a vegetarian soup that they clearly labeled vegetarian however, they also had chili and a few other soups. These food shops are located behind building 6. The campus also it's own food truck called the Poly Trolley and though I have never been there, there is always a line. They then have a Bruegger's Bagels located next to the new business buildings and inside the Bronco Student Center (building 35) they have a Subway, Poly Fresh, Roundtable, Freshens, and a Peet's Coffee and Tea. Aside from that about every other week you'll always see clubs located near building 35 and along the library selling food in order to raise money. You'll always find something to eat here!

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  • 4
  • Tina from Rosemead, CA
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    You can find food like Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Round Table Pizza, etc.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ryan from Santa Paula, CA
  • Feb-27-2015 I am a current student here

    We have plenty of greek life here. Rush week is popular and there's a lot of people that get involved with frats/sororities. The frat houses are scattered around Pomona and they do host events and parties.

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  • 0
  • Luisa from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not in a sorority so I'm not too well-informed on this topic, but they are very prevalent. I have a couple of friends in fraternities and sororities and they seem to be really committed and enjoy it. The only thing is, unlike other campuses, we're not allowed to have official houses for each sorority or fraternity, like in the traditional sense where you see in movies.

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  • 0
  • E.J from Pico Rivera, CA
  • Dec-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Joining Greek life is like joining a second family away from hope, everyone helps you get through everything and its an awesome way to make lifelong friends and connections.

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  • 0
  • Heather from LA Canada, CA
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Go through the recruitment process. Even if you aren't going to join, at least meet people during recruitment and find out if you really want to join or not. Going Greek was one of the best decisions I made at Cal Poly.

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  • 0
  • Eduardo from Gardena, CA
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I've heard the Greek life at my school is great! Every sorority or fraternity seems to be legit and a family.

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  • 0
  • Sean from Santa Ana, CA
  • Oct-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Everyone is active and gets involved through community service. You meet a lot of new people and have a blast.

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  • 0
  • Isabella from Claremont, CA
  • Aug-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Although I have never participated in geek life activities, I know that the involvement and energy is amazing because the students care so much about their school and their peers.

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  • 0
  • Dennis from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Aug-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Personally, I'm not a part of this, but the people who are seem to love it more than anything. People a part of this have such strong bonds with their friends, you would think they were siblings.

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