California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona or Cal Poly Pomona, was honestly one of the best decisions I have made so far. The course work is rigorous, but the professors are willing to help and their knowledge is infectious. It is a wonderful atmosphere that keeps you interested and striving to learn. There are few other schools where I would have been exposed to so much hands-on teaching so quickly. In my very first year I was able to castrate a piglet, perform a blood draw on a sheep, and give vaccines. It was an amazing experience and there are so many varied opportunities on campus to provide experience. I was a member of the livestock show team and learned many things about working with animals like cows and pigs. I was a member of the foal team and was even there to see my mare foal. It has all been an amazing experience that has prepared me so much to continue on with my journey to veterinary school.
Excellent program with great teachers. Learned valuable finance theory and my education ha proved useful in my career.
It was hard getting classes due to budget cuts at the time affecting course offerings, but it was a good place to go to school. It was a commuter school, but easy to meet people in and before class, and there was a lot to do in the area.
I loved my college. It was a commuter college so if you want to get involved you have to make an effort. Look at the teacher rating sites and be flexible with your schedule.