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Pomona College
Claremont, CA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,660
   Women 840 (50.6%)
   Men 820 (49.4%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 9% of 8,102 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 711 average
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 711 average
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $65,857
  Tuition and Fees $49,352
  Room and Board $15,605
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $51,284
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 188
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Claremont Population 35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cecil Sagehen
Fraternities 5% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.0% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
17.1% Hispanic/Latino
8.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
42.5% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students 11.3% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 92.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 23.0%