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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.6%
Admission Difficulty for California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 21,687 out of 39,726 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 58 percent. California State Polytechnic University Pomona typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1270
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 620
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1140

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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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1270 and Above Good >68%
1140 to 1270 Avg + 55%-68%
1010 to 1140 Avg - 42%-55%
880 to 1010 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 880 Low <30%
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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 27
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 #37 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >68%
23 to 27 Avg + 55%-68%
19 to 23 Avg - 42%-55%
15 to 19 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 15 Low <30%
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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #47 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 55% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

California State Polytechnic University Pomona admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,768 20,958 39,726
Accepted 11,643 10,044 21,687
Acceptance Rate 62% 48% 55%
Enrolled 1,827 1,867 3,694
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

55% 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 1270. 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.