Pomona College, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts college. It has an unusual mix of students - geographically, ethnically, economically - for a school of this academic quality and size. Balance among social and natural sciences and humanities is unusual too, and Pomona is one of the few National Liberal Arts colleges in the west. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools, with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Its 140-acre campus, with a Spanish-influenced architectural style, is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Website: www.pomona.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,704
Undergraduate
Students
(50.0%) 852 Women
(50.0%) 852 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
8% of 9,045 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,996
Tuition and Fees
$52,780
Room and Board
$16,716
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$56,538
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,303
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
186
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cecil Sagehen
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.3% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.8% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students
11.5% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
92.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
333 North College Way
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone
(909) 621-8134
Fax
(909) 621-8403
E-mail
admissions@pomona.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Supplemental forms for visual and performing arts and science research recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
8% of 9,045 applicants were admitted
Women
7% of 5,545 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 3,500 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
412 (54%) of 756 admitted students enrolled
Women
220 (55%) of 399 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (54%) of 357 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
19% of 1,080 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
934
Students Accepting Wait List Position
541
Students Admitted From Wait List
16

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
67%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
690-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
72%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
81%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 94%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,996
Tuition and Fees
$52,780
Room and Board
$16,716
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financial_aid@pomona.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001173
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
283 (66.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
241 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
241 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
241 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$56,538
Need-Based Gift
Received by 241 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $54,404
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 241 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,208
Merit-Based Gift
Received by .4% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by .2% of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,121 (60.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
953 (85.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
953 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
953 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$55,390
Need-Based Gift
Received by 953 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,123
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 953 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,377
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1 (.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
30%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,303
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
186
Part-Time Faculty
54
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
77%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
180
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
140 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Claremont
Nearest Train Station
Claremont

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
2%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cecil Sagehen
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government, music/choral organizations, service organizations, intramural sports, outdoor activities club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,704
Women
852 (50.0%)
Men
852 (50.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,683
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.3% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.8% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students.
11.5% from 63 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
97.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 9%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 9%
Education 2%

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