Pomona College

Claremont, CA

Pomona College

Claremont, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$54,762

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
71%
600-699
26%
500-599
1%
700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 770
Declined 9,631
Total Received 10,401
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Private

1,717

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,717
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

140-acre campus in Claremont (population: 36,015), 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; air serves Ontario (10 miles); major airports serve Los Angeles. School operates transportation to downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Westwood, and UCLA. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ontario International

Pomona College
333 North College Way
Claremont
91711

Campus Life

no
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • music/choral organizations
  • service organizations
  • intramural sports
  • outdoor activities club

Top Events

  • Harwood Halloween Costume Party
  • Ski/Beach Day
  • Smiley Dorm '80s-themed Party

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
93%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
71%
600-699
26%
500-599
1%
700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 770
Declined 9,631
Total Received 10,401

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Squash, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Squash

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Molecular Biology
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,717

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,717
students

Female
53%
905

Male
47%
812

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,696
students

Female
54%
899

Male
46%
797

2%

21
students

Female
29%
6

Male
71%
15

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 89%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

20

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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