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Pomona has acted to protect public health and safety by reducing the number of people on campus, moving classes online and supporting students financially and academically. We are not offering on-campus programming but have robust virtual options: info sessions, Q&A events, chats and webinars. We pledge to be flexible and understanding in working with prospective students experiencing challenges. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
333 N College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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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. Founded in 1887, in a state whose motto is “Eureka!”, we pride ourselves on being an incubator for ideas. Our diverse student body reflects our commitment to access and equity, with 42% domestic students of color and 11% international students (from 59 countries).

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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
8%
SAT Range
1390-1540
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,500/ 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
$53,449/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Academics

Professors
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.36 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Public Policy Analysis

Public Policy Analysis (PPA) is a unique undergraduate major. Hands-on (with a 180-hour policy-related internship) and problem-focused, PPA offers a wide perspective on social issues. Choose from 11 formal concentrations: anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, environmental analysis, geology, physics, politics, psychology, science-technology-and-society, sociology or design your own.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,559Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Curious
    45%
  • Intelligent
    25%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Rich
    10%
  • Open-minded
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
64%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    30%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    30%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    20%
  • Basically paradise
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    93%
    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

    395 reviews
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    Pomona College is a great school with so many interesting people from all over the world! It's a very diverse group of students, and because there are 4 other colleges there, we have access to a wide range of classes, locations and experiences across the "5C's." I play softball for Pomona Pitzer, and the team spirit keeps me sane, while the support from other student-athletes from football and baseball, etc. is really cool. It's a small school, but big on ideas and things to do in and around LA area. Claremont is a cool little village we walk to from campus and its only a short drive to beach or mountains.
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    If there is one phrase that best describes Pomona College, it is that it is an intellectual paradise. Everyone is motivated to help you succeed--Professors give you individual attention (<15 person classes are common), your peers genuinely care about you (and you will feel like you know your entire grade), and it is all situated in sunny So Cal, where people freak out if it rains for five minutes. T-Shirts and shorts are the norm, even through October.

    I think that Pomona is literally the best place I could have chosen. While academically rigorous, it encourages people to have balanced lives and try new classes/subjects/experiences. However, it may not be the best place for you if: you want to join a fraternity (we don't really have those); football is your life (we really don't care much about football); you want to blend in the crowd (you will know a large percentage of your peers, and you pass by every person at least once a month).
    Pomona students are so accomplished, but they are always so willing to help. The professors also really go out of their way to ensure that students feel supported. Graduate schools really know Pomona and the seniors are doing so many great things. The best part is that these seniors keep first years in the loop and are willing to share so much about their work. The atmosphere is intense in terms of academics, but the competition is against yourself!