Skip to Main Content
Pomona College
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • CLAREMONT, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Join us on campus for an information session or student-led tour. (We have an average of 282 sunny days in Claremont.) We also offer robust virtual options to explore Pomona, including chats with students, if you can't make it to campus. Register for IRL or virtual visits at https://www.pomona.edu/admissions/connect. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

550 N COLLEGE AVE
CLAREMONT, CA 91711
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Pomona College

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.

Upcoming Events

Pomona College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 8
Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1390-1540
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$30,392 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$44,680 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 27 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses

Majors

Study Abroad

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.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,465 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Curious
    40%
  • Intelligent
    24%
  • Interesting
    20%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Rich
    8%

Instagram Posts

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
63%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 41 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    28%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    28%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    24%
  • Basically paradise
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 11 responses

Pomona College Reviews

Rating 4.22 out of 5  411 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Pomona College
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List