At California State Polytechnic University student are given an innovative learning experience that combines hands-on learning techniques while celebrating the diversity of the students attending Cal Poly Pomona.

At Cal Poly Pomona, students learn through hands on experience through each and every one of the programs that has been implemented. Students graduate from the program with the confidence to take on a role in the field.

Located a short distance from downtown Los Angeles, the Polytechnic school aims to make a difference in the traditional learning process of students, to engage students in the program physically through the hands on approach to learning but to also engage the mind with thought provoking lectures from instructors experienced in their specialty.

Academics and Degree Programs

There are nine main academic departments found at Cal Poly Pomona; College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Integrative studies, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, College of the Extended University, The Collins College of Hospitality Management, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Science.

Students entering the degree programs have many, many options through each of the faculties at Cal Poly Pomona and can speak with the many academic advisors to help choose a program that is going to suit their career goals, personality and prerequisites that have been completed.

Financial Information

In comparison with the University of California and Private Universities, the cost of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is half of the cost per semester for the University of California and a seventh of the projected cost of Private University.

Funding for the education can be expensive. Administration staffs at Cal Poly Pomona are aware of this fact and have a variety of options available for students to fund their education including grants and loans, but also scholarships, merit awards and on-campus employment for students.

State and Federal funding through need based student loans are available for students – in addition to funding that can be spread out over installment plans that are paid to the University.

Student Life

More than three-thousand-two-hundred students are currently living on campus, providing a vibrant living experience for students. Amenities on campus are in constant growth to provide opportunities, entertainment and experiences for students seeking the most from campus life.

In addition to the extensive on-site housing, off-campus housing options are available through university apartments, providing affordable options for students searching for housing.

There is something for everyone on campus, with more than 280 clubs students can choose to enroll in to take part in the university community. Off campus, accessible public transit can allow the student to get anywhere that they need to go within an hour.

Through the buses and trains students can experience the local culture taking in a new play release, the latest concert and even take in the tourist activities for students from out of state. Getting away from it all for the weekend with friends has never been easier, as students can use accessible public transit to take the mountains or desert for a weekend away.

Combining the elements of the urban feel with the ability to get away to the mountains for the weekend, students come to California Polytechnic Pomona for the experience, education and focus on diverse learning.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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