Location, Borders, Government, Area & Elevation
Approximately 30 miles east of the City of
near the intersection of the
Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10) and the
(State 57), on
the western edge of the city of
Pomona. It has a street/mailing
address of 3801 W. Temple Av, Pomona CA 91768 USA.
Maps shows the basic location.
Above: Latitude/Longitude (34.0594548/-117.8239485, which converts to
34° 3' 34.0344" N / 117° 49' 26.1840" W ) from the
GNIS Database Interactive with Google Map. The location is in front
Building 1 [
Flash Earth version ]
Latitude/Longitude: 34°03' 33.4"N/ 117°49'11.9"W
(Coordinates for the tower of the
CLA Building, from
Flash Earth. More exact coordinates
for each building can also be had
Flash Earth, if you can recognize the building from an aerial view ).
Latitude and Longitude ]
rough estimate of the center of campus based on the campus boundaries in
the photo below (by trying to find the center point of the widest and
longest parts of the campus on the X and Y axes) is
(Flash Earth, 34° 2' 56.2" N / 117° 49' 23.3"
W), a location in the area south east of the
Center for Regenerative Studies.
"A portion of the eastern Cal Poly Pomona campus is
within the City of Pomona. It is also adjacent at certain boundaries to
the City of Walnut, the
City of Industry and the
County of Los Angeles."
(2000) p 4.5 (Adobe Reader page 30)
Above: an aerial photo of the campus showing campus boundaries; from the Campus
(2000) p 2.5 (Adobe Reader page 13)
Thus far, the best representation of the relationships of the campus to
the borders of the neighboring cities I have found is in the popular
Thomas Guide: Los Angeles County Street Guide and Directory, on pages 639 and 640.
Unfortunately, the campus is split onto two pages. You also have
to compare parts of the campus boundaries shown on the above photo with
the Thomas Guide, particularly the part that borders on the
City of Industry.,
(the Spadra Farm)
since the Thomas Guide does not show the campus border for the
southernmost part of the campus.
County of Los Angeles
Pomona City Council
District 1 (partial)
South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
Los Angeles County Eastern Region
*Taken from a street address search of
California State Legislative Representatives ** Taken from a
zip code (91768-4080) search of
Write Your Representative.
"Today, the campus covers about 1,438 acres and is the second largest in
area of the California State University’s campuses.
p.4.5 (Adobe Reader page 28). Pomerening
has a history of land acquisitions for the campus up to 1990 (pages 2-4).
The 1438 acres includes the 53-acre
Ranch in Santa Paula, CA.
"The topography of the Cal Poly
Pomona campus ranges from 900’ above sea level within the agricultural hills
northwest of Temple Avenue and drops 175 feet to a relatively flat expanse
of land along the eastern edge of the campus near Valley Boulevard."
(2000), p. 4.7 (Adobe Reader page 32). This means a range of 725-900+
"The Cal Poly Pomona Campus has at least 500 feet of
highest points are on the crests of narrow ridges on the northern border
of the campus and have an elevation of about 1,140 feet. The lowest
point is where South San Jose Creek leaves the Spadra Farm*,
elevation is about 630 feet."
Neither of the quotes above include the 53-acre
Ranch in Santa Paula, CA.
here for a Trails.com map
that shows the
contour lines for the
campus area. The contour line interval is 20 feet for solid brown lines,
with an interval of 10 feet for dashed lines .
*The "Spadra Farm" referred to above is the parcel of land that
is not connected to the main campus (see photos right and above) next to the
Lanterman Developmental Center.
This parcel is the southernmost part of the campus, and usually not
thought of as part of the campus by most people. The South San Jose
Creek leaves the property roughly at the blue circle (right), or around
this point on Flash Earth.
The Thomas Guide: Los Angeles County
Street Guide and Directory shows the course of the South
San Jose Creek on page 640.
Information about the physical aspects of the campus can be had from:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dept. of
Facilities Planning and Management California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona Campus Master Plan [Pomona, Calif. : The
Pomona Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan / prepared for the
City of Pomona ; prepared by Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners.
Pomona, CA : The City, 2004
Descriptive Page |
Pomerening, James A. Soil Survey of
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Pomona : The University,
1990 [No online copies, held in the
Cal Poly Pomona University Library].
The Campus Facilities
Planning & Management's
Document Resource Center