California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Reviews

  • 43 Reviews
  • Pomona (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,276
100% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 43 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Armita k kermani
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"This is really a good university for engineers. although its lot of work to do from each session to the other one and has the fast pace of quarterly schools, materials that you will learn will be so practical in the real world."
Hope Alvizar
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"My favorite part about being a CPP student is being able to enjoy such a big, verdant, and beautiful campus. CPP is secluded from the city, therefore it is relatively safe. Also, Shuttle buses are available free to students trying to get around the massive campus. A potential disadvantage may be that there are very few programs, clubs, research opportunities, or amenities designed for psychology graduate students-- possibly to the point of feeling forgotten in comparison to other graduate programs on campus. However, the professors are supportive and resourceful when it comes to meeting student needs. The course loads are manageable and financial aid is available to students."
Jesse Smith
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"I am very pleased with my choice to attend CPP for grad school. They have a very helpful faculty. It's a great value-program (tuition/fees are currently about $2,700/quarter) and the work keeps me stimulated. My math skills have improved drastically as a result of being in the program (this is what I was hoping for most), and I'm excited by the thought of future coursework. I've found the workload to be very fair- it keeps me busy with a little burn-out here and there, as expected. It has been everything I was hoping for, coming in. Apart from the program, I enjoy the campus very much. It's a big ag and engineering school with a lot of diversity. There are a lot of nice Foothill LA cities nearby with relatively inexpensive rent (less than LA or OC)."
Jeffrey Yu
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2014
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"Cal Poly Pomona is a very inexpensive school especially for what you get. It is also a very beautiful school with multiple gardens which you can enjoy your stay at."
Terry Cheiffetz
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"It is a fairly new program so everyone attending has a hand in shaping the future of it."
Nima Amini Afshar
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Regardless of the school you are doing your Master's in Engineering Management, the program is beneficial for students having engineering backgrounds. Because business and management related aspects are introduced to these students.This program is mostly designed for people who are already working in industry and for me as an international student who should enroll full-time and does not work, the expenses are incredibly high. Cal Poly Pomona gives lots of aids to under-graduate students but not to graduate students. Its career center is slow on networking with companies. There's been months passed that they have not updated their jobs pages in their career center website."
Cameron Hile
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The motto of Cal Poly Pomona is "Learn by Doing", and the Urban and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly Pomona teaches students applied skills that will prove to be vital experience in future career endeavors."
Reginald Agunwah
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Pros: I got to return to the school I received my Bachelors Degree from. Easy access to classes and instructors. Hands-on learning. Cons: Class scheduling needs work. Most Masters students have regular full-time day jobs. The dept needs to take that into account and offer more evening classes."
Brysa Martinez
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2013
  • Degree: Business
"I feel one definite pro for the Hospitality Management Graduate program is that the professors are really invested in helping their students pursue a career in the area that interests them. Student to professor ratio is great with classes from 10-15 students. The network at Cal Poly Pomona is also very good. The school puts on networking events to help their students connect with alumni in the industry they want to pursue. One con that I have found so far is that the majority of my program is made up of International students. Domestic students are definitely the minority."
Savanah St. Clair
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2013
  • Degree: Agriculture
"This is essentially an independent program, you will take classes with mostly undergraduates as graduate classes are rarely offered. The meat of the program is statistics and research methodology. The best part about this program is that you really can design your own degree based on your career goals. Get started on your thesis research early and try to go in with a plan... You have to find your own committee but this University provides excellent resources to get it done. Just be ready to buy some of your own supplies too."
Ruben Salas
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros: Highly ranked based on the competitive nature and affordability. Also the hands on experiences add value to your degree compared to other schools which are theory based. Cons: The College of Environmental Design building is small, and it hosts three different programs, minimizing accessibility to the building resources."
Ruben D. Salas
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"This is a great program for anyone. It will compete with the Big name schools out there."
Brysa Martinez
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2013
  • Degree: Business
"The pros of the Hosipitality Management Program at Cal Poly Pomona are the professors and networking. The professors are really committed to helping you get a career in the field that you want to go in. There are many alumni from Cal Poly in high positions which makes the networking of the program very good. The only con I have found so far for the program is that the diversity of the students is low. I would like to see a more diverse population of students."
Alexandra Guild
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The pros of my current graduate program, which in in cellular and molecular biology, reach far and wide. We face a these committee that is set up in an identical fashion to the of a PhD program ,which I feel prepares us for our net steps. Our mentors and professors are normally easily available and quite understanding, and our research is largely left up to us. I feel that they allow us to truly become "real" scientists while guiding us along the way. However, the school has a limited number of graduate courses due to budget cuts and the technology is becoming quickly outdated. The inability to take course I would be extremely interested due to budget cuts is offensive to me as a student, and I feel I should have access to up-to-date technology to truly prepare me for my next steps."
Eric Nakata
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2013
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I feel the professors are easily accessible through office hours and spend time after class explaining topics from the lecture. The drive is not the easiest when commuting though."
Andrea Mays
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The program was good in the sense the professors reequired you to take initiative for your own learning. I got pleanty of experience lecturing others on the material that I was suppose to be learning. A con is that I felt that I did not get much guidance in developing my thesis so that I could complete the program. At one point, professers were saying that they could no longet take on anymore thesis projects because they were already involved with too many others. But, I probably should have taken it upon myself to seek more guidance in my thesis. Any program is going to be what you make of it"
erik rowan
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"Area is very diverse in order to study Landscape Architecture. A very 'hands-on' program. Many field trips offered but travel is difficult around the L.A. area."