Pomona is an elite private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,578 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Pomona acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Economics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Graduating 93% of students, Pomona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science39 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology23 Graduates
Political Science and Government23 Graduates
International Relations17 Graduates
Environmental Science16 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
Pomona College Reviews
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.
Pomona College was not my dream school, but it has become that for me. It's a top ranked liberal arts college that exemplifies the best of the best in college education. I feel well rounded, supported and excited to learn every day. It's amazing to be surrounded by people who are as passionate as me. Every one is incredibly talented and our professors genuinely care about helping us, especially since it is an undergraduate only college. It's a diverse and welcoming place that I strongly encourage all students to look into. It also provides amazing financial aid. There are problems with the administration just like at every college but the students here are determined to fix those problems and build a better institution.
Pomona has excellent opportunities for all students, but especially low-income and first generation students, given its incredible resources and full-ride, need-based financial aid programs. Resources include mentor groups, career counseling, free one-on-one academic help through different programs (writing center, quantitative skills center, language center, etc.), among others. The community is diverse, tight-knit, collaborative, and a wonderful place to spend your four years of undergrad. One con is the location, which is small, far from LA anc can feel claustrophobic at times.