Universities in California

Cal Poly Ponoma


University Information

Location: Pomona, California
Founded: 1938
Undergraduate Students: 23 721
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public technical university 
Website: www.cpp.edu

About the University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPPCal 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.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

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 works with JCP/Aetna Insurance. All students must purchase the approved policy

Cost: $500.00 per semester 

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.  

Cost: $5,017-$6,912 per semester*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

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


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.

Students on exchange have their tuition waived but are required to pay campus fees of $850.00 per semester

The average budget per month: $900 – $1,100 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.