About the University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP, Cal Poly Pomona, or Cal Poly) is a public polytechnic university located in Pomona, California, United States. It is one of two polytechnics in the California State University system.
Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. Our polytechnic model, unique in Southern California, helps ensure that graduates are ready to succeed in the professional world on Day 1.
Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.
Our history and geography are unlike any other university in the region. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, study in a carbon-neutral environment, practice on a Steinway piano, collaborate on a new product, and help build a rocket. This is a polytechnic education. This is Cal Poly Pomona.
Pomona has 8 colleges:
Eight academic colleges offer more than 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, credential and certificate programs.
– Excerpt from Cal Poly Pomona’s website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
The California State University requires all international students to have health insurance that covers emergency evacuation and repatriation. The International Center worked with the brokerage firm John C. Breckenridge Insurance Solutions to research health insurance providers and give us the best health insurance coverage at the lowest cost for Cal Poly Pomona international students. All students must purchase the annual policy.
AETNA Student Insurance is the provider at Cal Poly.
Cost: $1,017 annually.
CHARTIS is not accepted at Cal Poly Pomona.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. Housing is quite popular so apply as soon as you are accepted.
Off-campus housing: Cal Poly Pomona recommends the University Village Apartments. The University Village currently houses over 1,200 residents who are Cal Poly Pomona or non-Cal Poly Pomona students. Applications are available at www.cppvillage.com. For questions please contact Regina Allison, Housing and Conference Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are not living on-campus may visit the University Housing Services website for a listing of off-campus living options in the local area.
The average budget per month is: $400 – 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.