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Cal Poly Pomona

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

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

Website: www.csupomona.edu

Screen last updated on: February 19, 2015

The admissions information below is valid for the 2014 academic year.

Cal Poly Pomona
Admissions officer: Deborah L. Brandon,
Executive Director, Admissions and Outreach
Contacting the office: 909 869-3210
909 869-4529 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: no
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: 0
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of "C" in secondary school units and minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: required of some
Off-campus interview: not available
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test recommended
School's test preference: no preference
SAT II tests are: required/recommended of applicants submitting SAT
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: placement
Dates test scores should be received: January 31 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 3 required, 4 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 16 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Portfolio required of art program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.43
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Average SAT: 480 verbal, 515 math
Average ACT: 23 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 20 - 25
Test taken by majority of applicants: SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 94%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 27%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter

Number of completed applications received: 31,465
Number of applicants offered admission: 16,636 (53%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 3,257 (20%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 90%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Tuition deposit amount: $100, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $250, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred: no

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