Pomona College

550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA

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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, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Pomona College is around 1,700 students, where graduate students make up roughly 24% of the student body.

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

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $47,000-$57,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $2,000 to $2,400 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid66%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$44,209
Receiving Student Loans21%$5,788

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Pomona College may offer services to students including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 96%, Pomona College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years93%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Programs Offered

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


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

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 2010-2016. 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.

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