California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, commonly referred to as Cal Poly Pomona, was founded in 1938 as the Voorhis Unit. It is a public, nationally-ranked coeducational university with a campus area of 1,438-acres. Cal Poly Pomona has one of the largest student housing programs in the California State University system with over 3000 students living on campus.
This polytechnic university emphasizes science, mathematics, engineering, and technology programs. There are more than 20 graduate programs, 65 undergraduate programs and 13 teaching certificates offered in 8 colleges:
Cal Poly Pomona fields more than 10 sports teams for men and women, and they go by the name of Broncos. The men's baseball and cross-country teams and the women's basketball and tennis teams have won a number of national championships. The eminent alumni of this university includes names like Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Olympic medalists Chi Cheng and Kim Rhode, and U.S. Representatives Jim Brulte and Richard Pombo.
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