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 29,000 students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. A score between 1010 to 1270 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 27 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 2.98 - 3.45. Roughly 50% of all students which applied were accepted at Cal Poly Pomona, and from those that were granted acceptance around 17% continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Cal Poly Pomona acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 52%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cal Poly Pomona Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was reported as 54.6% in Fall 2020 with over 39,700 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: 19 - 27
  • Cal Poly Pomona Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.45

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cal Poly Pomona has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.2%
  • 2017-2018: 55.1%
  • 2018-2019: 55.2%
  • 2019-2020: 54.6%
  • Projected Cal Poly Pomona Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 51.6%

How Does Cal Poly Pomona Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-Fullerton52.7%
California State University-Los Angeles47.8%
California Baptist University78.3%
California State University-Long Beach39.3%
University of Southern California11.4%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cal Poly Pomona (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 620
Math510 - 650
Total Score1010 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 27
Math18 - 27
Composite Score19 - 27
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