California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Pomona (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,233
100% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Roxanne Rothafel
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"As someone who was uncertain of her future career path, Cal Poly Pomona was an excellent school to quite literally get my hands dirty. Concepts are generally explained, examined, and then put into practice, so if you want real life situations where you'll be learning your future occupation head on, then Cal Poly Pomona is an excellent choice. I will mention that some of the facilities are outdated and the school is making vast improvements year over year, but is struggling to keep up with the larger and larger population. One other thing to consider: get good walking shoes and at least an hour head start to any class that you can. Parking has always been difficult and always will be difficult in a campus of that size. Find the lot you like the best, and try to stick to it as much as you can!"
Terence Yu
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"The Psychology undergraduate program has an immensely rigorous plan of study. The course flow has very much needed content in regards to fundamental concepts, foundations in practice, and specializations in various areas of the field. Such content include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Organization, and many theories classes. Furthermore, the educators are very well versed in their teachings and many are research oriented. This leads to experts in academia who have their doctorates with the capacity and capabilities to teach students how to become future leaders either in industry or academia."
Jacky Tran
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Cal Poly Pomona is a solid choice for their Business program. I decided to pursue the Technology & Operations Management emphasis and all the faculty and curriculum were great. It was actually pleasantly surprising how much I learned was instantly translatable to the work environment. Being a public university, the cost was not outrageous either. In terms of social life and environment, the school has made strides to improve with a new recreation center and busines buildings."
Nicholas Tedjakesuma
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2019
  • Degree: Chemistry
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I had the best time in this college. There are many professors who genuinely care for your success. I also made many friends who became life long friends. The people in this college are really friendly and they always host small events to keep the students entertained. They also have a starbucks in the library which is an ideal place to study and work on projects."
Terence Yu
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology. As a research based school, all of the professors there are doctors that are essentially training students to succeed in Phd programs. Although I did not stay the course within Psychology, I am currently in a Master's of Social Work program at a very respectable university. Though graduating with my Bachelor's degree in 2008, I remember all the important aspects those professors wanted me understand. I can proudly say that it is with their guidance that I am academically succeeding in my graduate studies with a 4.0 and have been accepted in to the Phi Alpha Honors Society for recognition in academic excellence. As psychology is a science and should be taken as such, the program from this university not only emphasizes the importance of learning many different Psychological theories but also stressing the importance of research methods. Thus, there are courses that strictly teach behavioral statistics and preparation courses that utilize these statistical methods in order to do a mock research design and study. Overall, the Psychology department of Cal Poly Pomona has designed their Bachelor's program similarly to how a graduate program may be held. By mimicking higher levels of advanced education, this university is setting their students up for success. I would also agree that there are some classes that not everyone may enjoy and would need to simply get through them in order to move on. However, once those kinds of courses are completed, the enjoyment of actual learning takes place as well as having professors that actually enjoy teaching the material. Specialized areas of Psychology found in upper division courses such as Abnormal Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, and others are taught by professors excited about teaching these concepts to students. Moreover, I personally had a very profound sense of accomplishment after having graduated. All of the countless hours and late nights studying finally paid off. Despite whatever my grade point average came out to be, I felt very proud of every minute I had at Cal Poly Pomona."
Michael Monte
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The sociology program at Cal Poly is absolutely wonderful. I had a criminology sub plan and the instructors there really know their field. Even the adjuncts seem to be happy to be teaching what they teach. The sociology department is full of wonderful people who really know their field and want everyone to succeed."
Kandace Robbinson
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Nutrition
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I found my identity at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I wound recommend this school for every and any degree that an applicant is applying to. I found a strong support system that helped me to be successful in college. I found friends that became my family and staff that became my mentors. I am also very prepared for my career. I owe it all to Cal Poly Pomona. Proud Bronco!"
Federico Rubio
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Cal Poly Pomona shaped my life more than just academically, though I was excited to attend for the zoology emphasis (a unique and rare offering nowadays), the like-minded individuals I met while in attendance became the greatest of friends. The large, dispersed campus is always a joy to walk through, though inconvenient if you only have 15 minutes between classes. This institution gave me the best years of my life."
John Pervez
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Cal Poly Pomona is not only a diverse university, but the rigor of the curriculum and the beauty of the campus make for the ideal college experience. Courses are centered around the school's mantra "learn by doing." Thus, top notch professors attempt to interweave both theory and application throughout all disciplines. Among other things, the campus restaurants provide enough variety so that students won't become tired of the food. Great school!"
Jeff M. Sullivan
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 1983
"This is a fantastic college for computer information systems. The program brings everything to the table to help you succeed in the workplace. The most interesting thing I learned is the number of Cal Poly grads who were distinguished engineers at IBM."