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Pomona College
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  • 4 Year
  • CLAREMONT, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Pomona will joyfully bring students back to campus for Fall 2021 instruction and on-campus living. We are pleased to offer on-campus information sessions and student-led tours nearly every weekday. Register at https://admissions.pomona.edu/portal/visit-campus. We also continue to offer robust virtual options to explore Pomona; register at https://admissions.pomona.edu/portal/virtual-visits. 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

333 N COLLEGE WAY
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. 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
7%
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

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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%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Environmental Analysis

Interested in tackling environmental issues? The EA major prepares you for careers in environmental problem-solving fields like law, policy, medicine, the sciences, conservation, global climate change, urban planning, community action and resource management. Each EA major works on a team-based, client-driven sustainability project, and study abroad and research are both offered in EA fields.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,617 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
20
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Curious
    43%
  • Intelligent
    26%
  • Interesting
    13%
  • Open-minded
    9%
  • Rich
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
62%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 39 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    30%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    26%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    22%
  • Basically paradise
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Strict
    4%

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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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