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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1130
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23
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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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||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||20%||18%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State Polytechnic University Pomona is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State Polytechnic University Pomona and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
91% of students submit their SAT scores to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.