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Cal Poly
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768

Quick Facts

  • Founded: 1938
  • Motto: Instrumentum Disciplinae (Application of Knowledge)
  • Colors: Green and Gold
  • Enrollment: 19,041 (Fall 2001)
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Campus Size: 1,438 acres (Including 53-acre Pine Tree Ranch in Santa Paula)

  • Average SAT I: 1000
  • Average ACT: 20
  • CEEB Code: 4082
  • ACT Code: 4048


College of Agriculture

    Bachelor of Science

    • Agricultural Biology
    • Agricultural Science/Agricultural Education
    • Agronomy
      • Crop Production Option
      • Crop Science Option
    • Animal Science
      • Pre-Veterinary Science/Graduate School Option
      • Animal Industries/Business Management Option
      • Equine Industry Option
      • Animal Health Science Option
    • Apparel Merchandising & Management
      • Apparel Manufacturing Option
      • Fashion Retailing Option
    • Food Marketing & Agribusiness Management
    • Foods & Nutrition
    • Food Science & Technology
    • Horticulture
      • Fruit Industries Option
      • Ornamental Horticulture Option
    • Landscape Irrigation Science
    • Soil Science

    Master of Science

    Options Include:

    • Agriculatural Nutrition & International Development
    • Agricultural Science
    • Animal Science
    • Irrigation Science
    • Nutrition & Food Science
    • Plant Sciences
    • Sports Nutrition

College of Business Administration

    Bachelor of Science

    Concentrations Include:

    • Accounting
    • Computer Information Systems
    • E-Business
    • Finance, Real Estate, and Law
    • International Business
    • Management & Human Resources
    • Marketing Management
    • Technology & Operations Management
    • Undeclared (?)

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)

    Options Include:

    • Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovative Management
    • Information Systems Auditing

College of Engineering

College of Environmental Science

    Bachelor of Architecture

    Bachelor of Arts

    Bachelor of Science

    • Landscape Architecture
    • Urban & Regional Planning

    Master of Architecture

    Master of Landscape Architecture

    Master of Landscape Architecture

    Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

    Bachelor of Arts

    • Behavioral Sciences
    • English
      • English Education Emphasis
      • Literature & Language Emphasis
    • History
      • Track 1
      • Track 2 - Precredential
    • Music
      • Commercial Music Emphasis
      • Music Business Emphasis
      • Music Education Emphasis
      • Music Theatre Emphasis
      • Performance Emphasis
    • Philosophy
      • Education & Society Emphasis
      • Law & Society Emphasis
      • Science & Society Emphasis
    • Political Science
      • Political Science Option
      • Public Administration Option
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
      • Sociology Option
      • Criminology Option
      • Social Work Option
    • Spanish
    • Theater
      • Acting Option
      • General Theatre Option
      • Technical Theatre and Design Option
      • Dance Option

    Bachelor of Science

    • Anthropology
      • General Anthropology Option
      • Computer-Based Anthropology Option
      • Cultural Resource Management Option
    • Communication
      • Communication Studies Option
      • Journalism Option
      • Public Relations & Organizational Communication Option
    • Economics
    • Geography
      • Geography Option
      • Geographic Information Systems Option
      • Geographic Environmental Analysis Option
    • Kinesiology
      • Pedagogy Option
      • Sports Medicine Option
    • Social Sciences

    Master of Arts

    • English
      • Options Include:
      • Literature
      • Rhetoric & Composition
      • Teaching English as a Second Language
    • History

    Master of Science

    • Economics
        Options Include:
      • Financial Economics
      • Environmental & Natural Resources Economics
      • Economic Analysis
      • Economic Education
    • Kinesiology
        Options Include:
      • Kinesiology
      • Sports Nutrition
    • Psychology

    Master of Public Administration (MPA)

College of Science

Collins School of Hospitality Management

    Bachelor of Science

    • Hotel & Restaurant Management

College of Education & Intergrated Studies

    Bachelor of Arts

    • Liberal Studies
      • Liberal Studies Option
      • Precredential Option
      • Pre-Credential-Bilingual-Cross Cultural Option
      • BA/Credential Blended Option
      • Bilingual (Spanish) BA/Credential Blended Option
    • Gender, Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies
      • GEMS Option
      • Precredential GEMS Option

    Master of Arts in Education

    Options Include:

    • Bilingual Crosscultural
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Educational Leadership
    • Educational Multimedia
    • Heritage Languages: Literacy & Leadership
    • Special Education

    Teacher Education Credential Programs


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is constructed on the former winter ranch of cereal magnate, W. K. Kellogg. It was originally the southern campus of Cal Poly, when the 157 acre Voorhis School for Boys (1928-1938) was donated by the Voorhis family to Cal Poly in 1938. It opened as a 2-year, all-male school, with a horticultural and agricultural curriculum aptly named, "California Polytechnic College, Voorhis Unit."

The Voorhis Unit operated from the original, donated land (Except between 1943-1946 due to lack of enrollment because of World War II) until September 1956 when it moved to the 802 acre Kellogg Ranch as the Voorhis-Kellogg Unit.

In the years leading up to the aquisition by Cal Poly, the Kellogg Ranch had changed hands several times, when in 1932 Kellogg donated the land to the University of California along with $600,000 as the W. K. Kellogg Institute of Animal Husbandry. The handover occured on May 17 with Will Rogers as master of ceremonies. However, after 4 years Kellogg visited the ranch, and found it to be in poor maintenence ("The fences were down, and the weeds were up"), and attempted to have the land redeemed to him, or donated to the California Institute of Technology. This move was met with stubborn resistance by the UC Regents.

In 1943, Kellogg succeeded in having the Regents relinquish control of the ranch to the United States Army as a remount station, the Pomona Quartermaster Depot (Remount) until 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed a bill (H.R. 3484) transferring remount depots (including Mr. Kellogg's Ranch) to the Department of Agriculture. Because of a lack of funds the Department of Agriculture made a decision to sell the ranch and the horses.

The 88 year-old Kellogg was not informed of the decision and as ownership of the ranch being decided, an agreement between the Department of Agriculture and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation was made to keep it running. Meanwhile requests for the acreage came from Mount San Antonio College (The community college adjacent to Cal Poly Pomona), even the University of California even tried to reclaim the land! In the end, the strongest case came from Julian A McPhee, President of Cal Poly who wanted a campus that could offer a curriculum covering all phases of agriculture and horticulture. Finally, on June 4, President Truman signed a bill (S.B. 969) which transferred the ranch back to the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for $1.

On July 2 the California Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No.100 which favored the transfer of the ranch from the Kellogg Foundation to Cal Poly, and on December 14 a sign which read "California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg Unit" was posted at the ranch.

In fall of 1956, 550 students and 30 faculty moved from the original Voorhis Unit in San Dimas to the present campus, and the name of the college became California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis. with the Science building (Bldg. 3) was the first building on the Pomona campus. It housed the college administrative offices, classrooms, the library and the bookstore. The original campus was in active until 1971 when Kellogg West (Bldg. 77) was built (Additions were built at Kellogg West in 1978 and 1979). From then it became housing until 1960, then a conference area for the faculty. Finally, in 1970 the campus was leased to the Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College, and in 1978, they purchased the land outright for $2.1 million (The money going to an additional 100 acres at the Kellogg campus).

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