California State Polytechnic University--Pomona

As one of nine polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona integrates a learn-by-doing approach into its project and presentation-based coursework. This long-standing polytechnic approach makes it unique among traditional universities and has earned Cal Poly Pomona the reputation of developing individuals who are among the most sought after in todays marketplace.A nationally-recognized public university with a number of highly respected and ranked programs, Cal Poly Pomona provides its students an excellent environment for academic, personal and professional success. The U.S. Department of Education, U.S. News & World Report, Black Issues in Higher Education, Design Intelligence, Hispanic Outlook Magazine, Journal of Hospitality Management, Los Angeles Times Business Journal and Project Connect have ranked Cal Poly Pomona in numerous categories.Cal Poly Pomona is located on the eastern edge of Southern Californias San Gabriel Valley. The site of the university is the former winter ranch of William K. Kellogg, the cereal magnate. The universitys 1,400-acre campus features lush rolling hills; flowers, plants and trees from all seven continents; a rose garden personally built by Kellogg; and a beautifully landscaped Japanese Garden. The universitys aesthetic qualities are one of its best kept secrets. Some of the worlds finest architects and landscape architects designed and built the ranch - a hybrid of architecture, which combined the formal courtyards, gardens and elements of Spanish, Italian and Islamic architecture with the informality of a growing nouveau-riche society. Pasadena architect Myron Hunt (Rose Bowl, Huntington Library) designed Kelloggs main house. Charles Gibbs Adams, whose work included the Hearst Castle Gardens in San Simeon, California, was selected to landscape the grounds. Later, the landscape was completed by Florence Yoch and Lucille Council, widely recognized as two of the finest garden designers and landscape architects in California. More recently, Antoine Predock designed the Universitys administration building with a desert theme.The university has a distinguished history with its origin as a private school. Two national icons, Charles B. Voorhis, a prominent automotive industry figure, and Kellogg, contributed to the Universitys establishment and success. Voorhis entered the automobile business as a sales manager, joining the Oakland Motor Car Company (General Motors) of Pontiac, Michigan in 1914 and rose to become vice-president. In 1917, he helped found the Nash Motors Company with then GM President Charles W. Nash. In 1928, Voorhis opened the Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, California, a college for homeless young men which he endowed and served as chairman of the board. With the help of his son, Jerry Voorhis, a U. S. Congressman, the Voorhis School for Boys became one of the most popular institutions in Southern California. In 1938, the Voorhis School for Boys became known as the Voorhis Unit of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo when the State of California acquired the private school. In 1949, the Voorhis Unit acquired Kelloggs winter ranch.In 1925, Kellogg fulfilled a dream when he moved to Pomona, California to start an Arabian horse breeding program, the oldest in the United States and the fifth largest in the country today. More than 70% of the domestic Arabian bloodstock in the U.S. can trace its lineage to the original breeding program. With the assistance of Richard Nixon and then U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Kelloggs desire to have the ranch become an institution of higher education became a reality. A stipulation in maintaining the property is that the University continues Kelloggs tradition of a Sunday Arabian horse show. On the first Sunday of the month from October through May, students host public performances.

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Public, Coed 1938 N/A Quarter $85.6 million + 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768 (909) 869-7659
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50 100.0 California Pomona 997