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Cal Poly Pomona

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.cpp.edu


Screen last updated on: September 8, 2015

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

Cal Poly Pomona

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Andrew M. Wright,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office:
909 869-4529 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
Application fee:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Is the Common Application form accepted?
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:
Campus visit is:
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:
Dates test scores should be received:
January 31 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language:
2 required, 2 recommended
1 required, 1 recommended
2 required, 2 recommended
3 required, 4 recommended
2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies:
1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives:
1 required, 1 recommended
1 required, 1 recommended
17 required, 18 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:
School has early action program:
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:

First-time Freshman Selection Process

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:
Average secondary school GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
Average SAT:
480 verbal, 515 math
Average ACT:
23 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
20 - 25
Test taken by majority of applicants:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
16,636 (53%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
3,257 (20%)
School has a waiting list policy:
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
Tuition deposit amount:
$100, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount:
$400, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred:

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