Cal Poly welcomes nearly 28,000 for fall semester

By on September 25, 2019

Cal Poly Pomona received applications from more than 57,000 potential first-year and transfer students for the 2019-’20 academic year, the most the school has ever received.

The school welcomed nearly 28,000 students – including 7,200 new students – to its eight colleges, according to a statement.

“Students are attracted by our “Learn by Doing” philosophy and how it is embraced by departments throughout campus,’ said Jessica Wagoner, senior associate vice president of Enrollment and Management Services, in the statement.  “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.”

Cal Poly, recently ranked one of top undergraduate universities in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine. It began its fall semester last month.