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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 13,307 out of 33,855 applicants or 39% were admitted making California State Polytechnic University-Pomona a more 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.

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%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State Polytechnic University Pomona and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that California State Polytechnic University-Pomona regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1000 1270
SAT Reading 490 630
SAT Math 510 640
ACT Composite 20 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 21 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.