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Freshman

As a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona you will have a lot of advantages going for you. First, take heart, our persistence rate is very high for incoming freshmen, which means as a new student you are very likely to be sticking around. With great housing on campus, over two hundred clubs and organizations which you can become involved in, a very caring and student-centered faculty and the opportunity to make many new friends, you're bound to get the most out of your college life here.

Freshman

Admissions

Admissions

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have or are completing a high school diploma and have not attended a college or university other than during high school or the summer immediately following your high school graduation.  Learn more by visiting the links below. 

Paying for College

Paying for College

Your college education is one of the biggest, most important investments you and your family will make. You may be wondering where to start in making the right decision. Learn more by clicking the links below.

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Academics

Cal Poly Pomona integrates learning-by-doing into a broad liberal arts education as well as the applied sciences and professional fields. You gain career expertise along with critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills.

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Campus Life

The opportunities to get involved in the campus are endless. We offer student clubs and organizations, sports, support services, cultural centers, housing and dining, student jobs and internships, and much more.

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Visiting the Campus

Less than 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Cal Poly Pomona invites you to visit the campus and the surrounding communities through the links below.