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Current First Year at Cal Poly Pomona - Feel Free to Ask Questions!

franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited February 2013 in Cal Poly Pomona
I see many of you are wondering when Cal Poly Pomona starts sending out acceptance letters, so I guess I'll just answer this one right off the bat. I officially received my acceptance letter via e-mail on January 20th. However, I found out about my acceptance by looking at the Cal Poly Pomona portal (BroncoDirect) a couple of weeks before I actually got the e-mail. If it says "Provisional Admit" for your application status, then that means you've been admitted! I can't give anyone a solid answer, but I can guarantee acceptances to be handed out starting next week if they haven't begun it already.

Anyways, this is what I'm really here for! I'm currently on week two of my month long winter break, and I've just finished fall quarter! I am a first year architecture major in the College of Environmental Design, and I also live on campus. Feel free to ask me questions (and they don't have to pertain to my major or college) and I will try to answer them! You can ask about schoolwork, campus life, transportation, the campus, etc!
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Replies to: Current First Year at Cal Poly Pomona - Feel Free to Ask Questions!

  • csulbhopefullcsulbhopefull Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    What were your stats? SAT, GPA?
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Here are all of my credentials.

    Unweighted GPA 3.3
    Weighted GPA 3.9
    AP Classes: 8 - Sophomore (1), Junior (4) Senior (3)
    SAT: 1880 (Superscore) - 720 Math - 580 Critical Reading - 580 writing
    Class Rank: Top 11%
    Sports: Cross Country (3 years) - 2 years Varsity (Our school was new so for the first year, we didn't have a varsity team) - 2 MVP
    Track and Field (1 year) - nothing significant
    Community Service: About 100 hours
  • csulbhopefullcsulbhopefull Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Wow! Impressive!!!
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Thank you! Do you have any questions on top of that?
  • compsciguy91compsciguy91 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    how is the city of pomona in general? traffic wise? theres a high chance I might be living in orange county so I want to know how bad is the traffic on the major freeways by the school. thank you for your input!
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Compsciguy91, the city of Pomona doesn't have too much going on. The downtown area is still developing, and I wouldn't consider it a hot spot. It's also not too safe of a place to be at when past after hours. Pomona is a great city, and although it sounds like I'm putting it down, the previously mentioned seem to be the case for a lot of cities. There are good areas (West Pomona) and not so good areas (East Pomona). I would also like to add that Pomona hosts an art walk twice a month. Like I said, Pomona is still developing, and there's great potential in this city.

    Traffic wise, you should be fine if you're living in Orange County. In the morning rush hours, traffic heads south and west, towards LA. You'll be heading north on the 57, so you won't have traffic to worry about. And the same with the afternoon traffic, it will be going in the opposite direction as you. However, if you have evening classes, you might want to watch out for that afternoon rush when going north up the 57.
  • jazzcuzijazzcuzi Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Are there lots of hot girls? White? Asian?

    Night Life?
  • Lakersince95Lakersince95 Registered User Posts: 323 Junior Member
    Which dorms would you recommend?
  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    Are there lots of hot girls? White? Asian?

    No there aren't very many
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Jazzcuzi, why don't you come over to the school on a school day and have a look?

    Cal Poly Pomona is approximately 25% Asian and 10% Caucasian.

    I hear about parties often, but they're mostly off campus frat parties. The policies striking down drinking and cannabis at the school are strict, so don't expect to easily party every night. Oh, and I hear things also go on in the suites.
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Lakersince95, Encinitas is always the top choice residence hall. The building features brick walls, and a large commons area along with a small, but workable kitchen. It's the closest building to the dining hall, and it's right in the center of all the residence halls.

    Next, is either Cedritos or Montecito. Cedritos is the second closest to the dining halls, and has a shuttle stop right outside. However, Cedritos is one of the later residential developments, and the cons of living here is having a smaller commons area and an awkwardly shaped room (five walls). Montecito, on the other hand, is exactly the same as Encinitas, but with the floorplan flipped.
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    bl4ke360, how do you quote in your replies?
  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    bl4ke360, how do you quote in your replies?

    Without the asterisk, type: [quote*]"quoted text here"[/quote*]
  • Dimas1227Dimas1227 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    I'm a senior who's applied to Pomona, I've slept over at the suites before and got a tour from my bother. I do like the school overall, I'm excited about the new rec center being built and I feel a person just needs to get used to the campus.

    However I wanted to know how the Hispanic and Latino population is at the school. Friendly and cool people? Good looking girls?

    I applied for mechanical engineering, so can you tell me how the first year could go? Work load and just anything I should know ,thank you
  • mrsleonoremrsleonore Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    I would put the ethnic breakdown at:

    White 23%
    Asian 25%
    Hispanic 35%

    http://www.csupomona.edu/~irar/dataset/docs/cds2012.pdf
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