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About Our University

Ranked as one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve the classroom problems of today have an advantage as employees solving the real-world problems of tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students with numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, the university offers a unique blend of affordability, access and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success. The New York Times calls Cal Poly Pomona an engine of upward mobility.

About Our University

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Cal Poly Pomona Overview

Cal Poly Pomona offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, it enjoys the excitement of a diverse metropolitan while retaining the serenity of a foothill community.

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Why Cal Poly Pomona

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community.



Discover Cal Poly Pomona’s rich legacy and its connection to cereal company magnate W.K. Kellogg, a boys’ school founder, and Arabian horses.

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Visitor Information

Cal Poly Pomona is best experienced in person. We invite you to explore our 1,438-acre campus, with its rolling hills and gardens. The university is alive with year-round events and activities.

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Campus Maps and Tours

Easily accessible from the 10 and 57 freeways, Cal Poly Pomona is strategically located at the nexus of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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News and Events

An active community of faculty, staff and students provide a constant stream of news and events.

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Many academic, administrative and support groups contribute to the university’s success and growth. Learn about the university’s management and organizational structure.

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Other Governing Bodies

A number of organizations are involved in the university's governance and administration. Learn more about these critical groups.

Popular Contacts

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Extended University
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Public Affairs
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Cal Poly Pomona ranks among the top universities in the nation for helping students climb the economic ladder, according to a study by The Equality Opportunity Project.

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