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  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
Pomona is an elite private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,556 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Pomona acceptance rate is only 9%. Popular majors include Economics, Computer Science, and Mathematics & Statistics. Graduating 97% of students, Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
550 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
9%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1340-1540
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,140/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,739/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,432/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,975/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,346/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,440/ year
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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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,556Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Curious
    43%
  • Intelligent
    36%
  • Interesting
    14%
  • Open-minded
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    43%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    36%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    14%
  • Basically paradise
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
97%
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
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I'm only a sophomore, but I've gotten involved with research for all four semesters, received internship funding, had expenses for two conferences paid for, was actively involved in an award winning Mock Trial without any experience, and learned how to play the violin through free private music lessons. I've also been able to go to Los Angeles often for endless entertainment, natural beauty, and incredible eats. This place may be tiny, but it is bustling with opportunity. The academic experience is robust, with professors who love to teach and peers who love to learn. The Claremont Colleges add so much depth, and each is distinctive enough to venture out to and seek out new perspective. I had my choice of attending a world-renowned university over here, but I could see the difference in how the undergraduates were valued. The only thing I wish were different was the lack of name brand- Pomona is so unknown by most! Still, if you are willing to work hard, you can go anywhere from here.
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Pomona is amazing. The student body is diverse, talented, intellectually engaged & brilliant.

The professors are even better. After Pomona I studied at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley earning a PhD and two Masters degrees along the way. Still, my classes at Pomona blew all the other ones through the roof.

Beautiful campus, great weather, fun and philosophizing -- at the library, the dorms or the keg party.

And I haven't even gotten to Ski-Beach Day yet!
Pomona's largest assets are not its $2b endowment, its buildings, or its location, but rather its people. Here, some of the world's most inquisitive, interesting, and downright intelligent students come together in the pursuit of knowledge and with the intention of changing the world. Professors care deeply about students and are some of the most well-regarded in their fields, a rare combination that allows for students to do meaningful work and learn from people who love to teach, never a teacher's assistant. The admitted class of 2021 is made up of 56.7% domestic students of color, plus 11.4% international students, making Pomona's the most diverse campus in the country.