The Hispanic Outlook on Education named Cal Poly Pomona in its "Top 100 Schools for Hispanics" 2019 list, with the Department of Architecture placing No. 2 in its Top 10 Architecture Schools category — up from No. 8 last year.
The rankings were provided by the U.S. Department of Education for the magazine's October/November 2020 issue. In 2019, it counted 184 Hispanic students who graduated with B.Arch degrees from Cal Poly Pomona.
“There are so many personal connections that I’ve made with so many people that I would not have met had it not been for this program,” said James Cardona ('23). “The faculty [also] have so much personality and heart across so many members.”
For Maribel Ruiz ('22), it was the program's studio spaces and irreplicable studio culture: “[It’s] where we come up with crazy and amazing ideas, and where we get to engage with each other 24/7 because studio time never ends."
Other Cal Poly Pomona ovations from the report include:
No. 22 for grand total of Hispanic students graduating with bachelor's degrees (4,796) No. 25 for total enrollment of Hispanic students in 2018-19 (26,598)