- 4 Year
- CLAREMONT, CA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade A
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade A
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
- Branch of
- Claremont Colleges System
Pomona College has everything you might expect from one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. But before you assume we're generic, consider that we are within an hour of mountains, deserts, beaches and the country’s second largest city. Our Los Angeles-adjacent location is as stellar a launching pad for those in the arts as those interested in tech.
Pomona is also one of the 5 Claremont Colleges, a consortium enabling its students to cross-register for 2,700 classes and mingle with over 6,000 peers across our campuses. So even though our small classes (averaging 15), strength across the curriculum (with 48 majors) and tight-knit residential life (4 years guaranteed housing) might seem common, Pomona College is unique.
Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions committed to need-blind admissions and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all students who enroll. We do not include loans in our aid packages. Estimate your aid today.
Pomona College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics60 Graduates
- Mathematics44 Graduates
- Computer Science34 Graduates
- International Relations24 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology22 Graduates
- Communications20 Graduates
- Political Science and Government19 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities18 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17 Graduates
- History17 Graduates
Pomona offers students 69 programs in 38 countries. Whether it's an archaeological program in Belize, or an academic program in Cambridge, England or Kyoto, Japan, about half of our students participate in off-campus study. To ensure equal access, the College charges the same fees for a semester or year off-campus as for that time spent on campus and extends financial aid to cover the time away.
- LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university28%
- Supportive, but challenging28%
- Awesome and challenging school24%
- Basically paradise8%
- Home away from home8%
Pomona College Reviews
Beyond stellar academics, however, the true value of Pomona lies in its student body. My classmates are among the most talented, supportive, and brilliant people I have ever met.
Pomona is certainly not perfect. The administration is cold, poorly organized, and ignorant. However, I simply minimize my interaction with deans etc.
Thankfully, the admin is truly a small part of the Pomona experience, which is overwhelmingly positive. I do not regret my choice whatsoever, and am so lucky to be a student here.