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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

59.2%
Admission Difficulty for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona? The school has a 59% acceptance rate. Last year, 19,474 out of 32,920 applicants were admitted making California State Polytechnic University-Pomona a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. California State Polytechnic University Pomona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
980-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
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 requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 855. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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
1230 and Above Good >71%
1105 to 1230 Avg + 59%-71%
980 to 1105 Avg - 46%-59%
855 to 980 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 855 Low <33%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. 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. 32 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 >73%
23 to 27 Avg + 59%-73%
20 to 23 Avg - 48%-59%
17 to 20 Reach 37%-48%
Less than 17 Low <37%

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State Polytechnic University-Pomona accepts 59% of students who apply.

 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 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,340 17,580 32,920
Accepted 10,131 9,343 19,474
Acceptance Rate 66% 53% 59%
Enrolled 1,967 2,237 4,204
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 24% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
65

Applicants have 65 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2018.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona before the Nov 30 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 6 Oct 19
Nov 3 Nov 16
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 27 Nov 3

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.