California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

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Cal Poly Pomona can be found in Pomona, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Cal Poly Pomona has approximately 21,000 students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. A score between 950 to 1190 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Cal Poly Pomona average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. Roughly 50% of all students which applied were accepted at Cal Poly Pomona, and from those that were granted acceptance around 21% continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 53%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cal Poly Pomona Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was reported as 52.2% in Fall 2012 with over 28,100 college applications submitted to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Cal Poly Pomona ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Cal Poly Pomona Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 52.8%
  • 2009-2010: 61.3%
  • 2010-2011: 44.6%
  • 2011-2012: 55.1%
  • 2012-2013: 52.2%
  • Projected Cal Poly Pomona Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 52.8%

How Does Cal Poly Pomona Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Azusa Pacific University79.9%
California State University-Fullerton45.8%
California State University-Los Angeles67.5%
California State University-Long Beach30.8%
University of Southern California19.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cal Poly Pomona (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math22 - 27
Composite Score20 - 26
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