A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Pomona College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Address
550 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

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
10%
SAT Range
1360-1530
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Pomona College

Cost

Net Price
$18,423/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,993/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,627/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,137/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,201/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,449/ year

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,651Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Curious
    46%
  • Intelligent
    31%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Passionate
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    46%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    31%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    15%
  • Basically paradise
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
48%
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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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!
Review Pomona College
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.
No place is perfect, of course, but Pomona may come as close to it as any college experience could realistically could. Unlike many top universities, which struggle with providing superb professor accessibility and individual attention, and unlike many top liberal arts colleges, which may be limited with the depth of their resources and opportunities, Pomona finds a way to seamlessly blend the benefits of both systems. The academic experience is distinguished and deeply personal: brilliant and collaborative professors and peers contribute to a robust intellectual climate which values exploration, growth, and meaningful encounter. The average student is fiercely intelligent but also humble, interesting, charitable, and compassionate: a rare dynamism of traits which illustrates the special nature of this place. I am deeply thankful that this place has enabled me to become a more articulate, understanding, and connected individual.