Cal Poly Pomona received a record number of applications for the 2019-2020 academic year, with more than 57,000 from prospective first-year and transfer students. The pool was a nine percent increase over the prior year. While applications have been growing over the last 10 years, the biggest growth has been over the last three years.
Jessica Wagoner, senior associate vice president of Enrollment & Management Services, believes that the university continues to attract a record number of prospective students because of its high-quality academic programs.
“Students are especially attracted by our “Learn by Doing” philosophy and how it is embraced by departments throughout campus,” she said. There aren’t many other universities where students can manage a campus restaurant, take care of livestock or build a float for the Rose Parade. There are countless more examples on our campus where students get to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to a really unique co-curricular experience and use it to jumpstart meaningful careers.”
This fall, Cal Poly Pomona has 27,913 enrolled students across its eight colleges. Ranked one of the top public undergraduate universities in the west by U.S. News, the university is also one of the most diverse in the country.