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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
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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).
Pomona College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Computer Science50 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology24 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology19 Graduates
International Relations18 Graduates
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.
- of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
- LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university30%
- Supportive, but challenging30%
- Awesome and challenging school20%
- Basically paradise10%
- Home away from home5%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
Pomona College Reviews
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).