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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.

Web Sitewww.pomona.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,704
   Women852 (50.0%)
   Men852 (50.0%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate8% of 9,045 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading690-760 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$72,696
Tuition and Fees
$52,780
Room and Board
$16,716
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$52,748
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$17,408

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
186
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Claremont Population35,457
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotCecil Sagehen
Sororities 
Fraternities 

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 Students11.5% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.8%
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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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.83 4.26 709 700 32
Low 2.70 2.70 520 480 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• At PC's annual "Ski-Beach" a busload of students snowboards at nearby Mountain High resort then buses to a local beach for a cookout, swim and boogie boarding.

• PC's "Death by Chocolate" ritual before finals begins with a line of eager students outside Edmunds Ballroom, where chocolate awaits in all its glorious forms.

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