California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona, CPP, or Cal Poly) is a public polytechnic university in Pomona, California, established in 1938. It is one of two polytechnic universities in the California State University system.
Cal Poly Pomona currently offers bachelor's degrees in 94 majors, 39 master's degrees, 13 teaching credentials and a doctorate across 9 distinct academic colleges. The university is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.
Cal Poly Pomona is situated in Pomona, a largely suburban city that is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city of Pomona is located in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County and borders the neighboring county of San Bernardino to the east. The university's 1,725 acres (698 ha) campus make it the second largest in the California State University system.
The university boasts many nationally acclaimed academic colleges and programs. With approximately 5,000 students, its college of Engineering is the second largest in the California State University system. The university has the largest Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Construction Engineering programs in the CSU, and is the only campus to offer an Engineering Technology focus.
Just behind Cal State Fullerton, the university has the second largest Business Administration major in the CSU with nearly 5,000 students. Its Hospitality program is the largest in the CSU and one of the largest in all of the US, with approximately 1,000 students enrolled. Overall, the university holds the fourth largest business college the CSU.
Money Magazine ranked Cal Poly Pomona 15th in the country out of more than 700 schools it evaluated for its 2020 Best Colleges ranking. The Daily Beast ranked Cal Poly Pomona 159th in the country out of the nearly 2000 schools it evaluated for its 2014 Best Colleges ranking. In Forbes magazine's 2019 list of "America's Best Colleges", Cal Poly Pomona was ranked number 273 among the 650 best public and private colleges and universities in the nation.
In the recent years, Cal Poly Pomona receives over 35,000 applicants per admissions cycle. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and U.S. News & World Report describe Cal Poly Pomona's admissions process as "selective" – only around 50% of applicants are accepted per admissions cycle.
There are currently 26,455 undergraduate students enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona. Cal Poly Pomona is an ethnically and culturally diverse university, self-described as "Champions of Diversity", College Prowler states that "Cal Poly is the melting pot of the Cal States". Cal Poly Pomona has over 1,000 visa-bearing international students.
With an on-campus housing capacity of 3,519 students, Cal Poly Pomona has the fifth largest housing system in the California State University. In 2016, 39% of first-year students and 10% of all students live in college housing.
Cooperation between CPP and Risen
Great opportunity for undergraduate students seeking to head to the United States for their education. The project details are as follows:
- First 3 years of university: student studies in university in Ukraine.
- Last year of university: student studies in America, at Cal Poly Pomona. Student graduates with bachelor’s diploma from Ukrainian university.
- If the student wants to continue to study for a master’s degree in CPP, they have to pass TOEFL and iTEP first. Then, they need to get accepted to their preferred master’s program. After they finish, they will receive a US master’s degree. (Depending on the masters’ program/degree, time to finish masters’ studies will be different for each student)
Cooperation between US High Schools and Risen
US High School Diploma
- Students who are finished or are almost finished with high school in their own respective countries turn in their grades/transcripts to match high school academic credits with US high school.
- The differences or lack in academic credits will be noted.
- The student will need to either take online courses to make up the credits needed for a US high school diploma or go to a US high school to take those missing credits in person.
- After finishing the necessary classes, the credits are made up, the student will receive a US high school diploma.