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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

39.3%
Admission Difficulty for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona? The school has a 39% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,307 out of 33,855 applicants were admitted making California State Polytechnic University-Pomona a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. California State Polytechnic University Pomona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1000-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
90%
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State Polytechnic University Pomona?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 865. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1135 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >52%
1135 to 1270 Avg + 39%-52%
1000 to 1135 Avg - 27%-39%
865 to 1000 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 865 Low <18%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona?

Admission data indicates that California State Polytechnic University-Pomona regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >54%
23 to 27 Avg + 39%-54%
20 to 23 Avg - 29%-39%
17 to 20 Reach 20%-29%
Less than 17 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into California State Polytechnic University Pomona. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State Polytechnic University Pomona was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Good
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,702 18,153 33,855
Accepted 7,109 6,198 13,307
Acceptance Rate 45% 34% 39%
Enrolled 1,320 1,387 2,707
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State Polytechnic University Pomona and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State Polytechnic University Pomona Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State Polytechnic University Pomona
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110529 IPEDS survey data for California State Polytechnic University Pomona.