U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cal Poly Pomona Among Top Universities

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cal Poly Pomona Among Top Universities
Among public universities in the west, Cal Poly Pomona ranks eighth, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Cal Poly Pomona is again ranked as one of the best public universities in the Western United States, tied for eighth among non-doctorate granting institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2010 rankings of “America's Best Colleges.” Among both public and private universities with undergraduate and master's programs, Cal Poly Pomona tied for 32nd in the West. The category comprises 15 states, from California to Texas and Alaska to Hawaii.

The university's College of Engineering continued its long run of excellence, tying for 15th nationally among non-doctoral programs. The college, established in 1957, produces one of every 15 engineers in California.

“There are many excellent engineering programs in the country, so it's always a great feeling to be in their company,” says Engineering Dean Edward Hohmann. “The ranking is a testament to our superb faculty, our learn-by-doing philosophy and our dedicated, inquisitive students.

“Our students graduate with an enthusiasm that's focused on excelling at work as well making a profit for their company. Our graduates are prepared to be successful in the broad global marketplace.”

Cal Poly Pomona's student body remains among the most diverse in the nation, tied for 12th in the magazine's rankings. An influx of international students — the university ranks 17th in the West — contributes to the mix.