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Tuition & Fees

$45,832

$45,832

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 942
Declined + 6,785
Total Received 7,727
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. English
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School Facts

Pomona, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts college. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and one graduate school with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Its 140-acre campus is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,650
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4607
ACT 0372

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Private (nonprofit)

1,650

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
74%
600-699
24%
500-599
2%
700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
3%
700-800
75%
600-699
22%
500-599
3%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
66%
24-29
32%
18-23
2%
30-36
83%
24-29
17%
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Claremont, CA

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Fun Facts

  • Pomona College provides its students with copious amounts of chocolate during the last day of classes.
  • "Only in Southern California" can you go skiing in the morning and surfing in the afternoon, and that's just what Pomona College students do each year on Ski/Beach Day.

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Claremont, CA

140-acre campus in Claremont (population: 35,824), 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; airport serves Ontario (10 miles); major airports serve Los Angeles. School operates transportation to downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Westwood, and UCLA. Public transportation serves campus.

Pomona College
333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
91%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
74%
600-699
24%
500-599
2%
700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
3%
700-800
75%
600-699
22%
500-599
3%
30-36
88%
24-29
12%
30-36
66%
24-29
32%
18-23
2%
30-36
83%
24-29
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 942
Declined + 6,785
Total Received 7,727

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Seth Allen
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 909 621-8134
F: 909 621-8952
admissions@pomona.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,811,915
State $1,108,508
Institutional $33,142,532
Other external $880,498
Total $36,943,453

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $502,305
Total $502,305

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Sagehens
School colors
blue and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Biology
Black Studies
Chemistry
Chicano/Latino Studies
Chinese
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Analysis
French
Gender/Women's Studies
Geology
German
History
International Relations
Japanese
Late Antique/Medieval Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics/Cognitive Science
Mathematics
Media Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Biology
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physics
Politics
Pre-Engineering
Psychology
Public Policy Analysis
Religious Studies
Romance Languages/Literature
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

1,650
students

Female
51%
838

Male
49%
812

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,634
students

Female
51%
831

Male
49%
803

undergraduatePart-time

1%

16
students

Female
44%
7

Male
56%
9

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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