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Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
330 N College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
Website
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. 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).

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 1
Acceptance Rate
8%
SAT Range
1370-1530
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,427/ 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
$48,930/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,578Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
21
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 15 responses
Report
  • Curious
    47%
  • Intelligent
    33%
  • Interesting
    13%
  • Open-minded
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    40%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    33%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    20%
  • Basically paradise
    7%

    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
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    Pomona College Reviews

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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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    I had a great time at Pomona. The class sizes were small so I was able to build close relationships with my professors. Professors were generally available and happy to talk to students during office hours about the lectures as well as life in general. I also loved being surrounded by brilliant peers who inspired and pushed me during my time at Pomona. Since the school is so small, I interacted with people from all backgrounds and majors, so I was able to learn a lot from those around me. The student body is pretty active and continually demands the administration to be better at addressing students' needs and issues of equality. I recognize that the school is not perfect, but change is always happening and I am hopeful about where it's heading.
    Pomona is really a unique place. Everyone says that the people are the best thing about Pomona, and it is true. The people I have met are some of the most unique, passionate, and sincere human beings I have ever met. The students are not only intelligent, but also collaborative and willing to help their peers. So many resources available to the students, great professors, amazing food, and an endless number of deep, intellectual conversations wherever you go. The social life is something different, something to get used to, but it isn't exclusive and everyone goes to everything and thats what I really like about it. You can find people to have fun with no matter what it is you want to do.