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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Admission Requirements

Pomona, California

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Chances of getting into California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
65%
Admission Difficulty for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 65%.  It ranks #42 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 24,646 out of 38,026 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 1010/1250 ACT 19/27). California State Polytechnic University Pomona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State Polytechnic University Pomona is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
91%
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

California State Polytechnic University Pomona typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona ranks #35 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >78%
1130 to 1250 Avg + 65%-78%
1010 to 1130 Avg - 49%-65%
890 to 1010 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 890 Low <34%
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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
25%
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >78%
23 to 27 Avg + 65%-78%
19 to 23 Avg - 49%-65%
15 to 19 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 15 Low <34%
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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.57
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into California State Polytechnic University Pomona?

Applicants require very good grades in high school 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 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State Polytechnic University-Pomona accepts 65% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted California State Polytechnic University Pomona students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.18% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.62% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.64% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.25% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.11% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.85% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.35% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,228 19,798 38,026
Accepted 12,788 11,858 24,646
Acceptance Rate 70% 60% 65%
Enrolled 1,914 2,409 4,323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California State Polytechnic University Pomona is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State Polytechnic University Pomona and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California State Polytechnic University Pomona Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.

FAQs

Does California State Polytechnic University Pomona prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into California State Polytechnic University Pomona?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for California State Polytechnic University Pomona?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1250. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for California State Polytechnic University Pomona?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 27. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.