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Pomona College, located in Claremont, California, was founded in 1887 to bring northeastern style education to the American southwest. The school prides itself on its low student to teacher ratio, which allows for more personal educational opportunities and allows students to approach professors and instructors with ease. The school enrolls approximately 1500 students a year, evenly divided between males and females, and offers a large number of resources to those students through modern facilities, a 2 million volume library, sports and recreation center, an aquatics center and more. The school provides quality education and service, and is constantly updating programs and facilities to meet modern student needs.
Pomona College offers a number of majors that allow students to choose the one that best reflects their goals. Programs typically take four years to complete and result in a bachelor's degree, which may b e used to pursue employment or to further one's education at the graduate level. Minor degrees are also available, allowing students to study a second area of interest. Major courses are taken alongside general education requirements, with additional courses filled out through electives as part of the liberal arts tradition of the school.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions to Pomona College require students to submit a completed application, along with letters of recommendation, transcripts and test scores. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis, and as such there is no standard set of admissions requirements, though academic excellence is highly valued by the admissions committee. Once the material is reviewed a decision will be rendered and the student notified. If accepted, documentation will be provided to prepare the student for enrollment at Pomona College.
Financial aid is available to eligible students in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as provide tax information and submit CalGrant GPA forms (if a California resident) to the school. The information provided will be used to determine financial need and program eligibility. Once the aid packet is developed funds will be disbursed.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Pomona College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Pomona College.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Required
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||690 - 760|
|SAT ® Math||690 - 780|
|SAT ® Writing||690 - 780|
|SAT ® Total Score||2070 - 2320|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||31 - 35|
|ACT ® Math||30 - 34|
|ACT ® Composite Score||31 - 34|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into Pomona College.
|Granted Admissions||996 (14%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||397 (40%)|
Total enrollment at Pomona College is around 1,700 students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $46,000-$55,000 per year
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,900 to $2,300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||54%||$35,235|
|Receiving Student Loans||16%||$4,532|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Pomona College may offer services to students including:
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
With a very high graduation rate of around 96%, Pomona College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||93%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.8%|
Pomona College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
- Basketball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
- Track and Field (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
- Football (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
- Swimming and Diving
- Water Polo
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pomona College.
- California State University - Fullerton in Fullerton, CA (19 miles away)
- California State University - San Bernardino in San Bernardino, CA (20 miles away)
- University of California - Riverside in Riverside, CA (21 miles away)
- California State University - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA (29 miles away)
- California State University - Long Beach in Long Beach, CA (34 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Get a list of all the colleges in California
- Review a list of California private colleges
- See all the liberal arts colleges in California
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Pomona College for official up-to-date information.