Pomona College

341 reviews
  1. Claremont, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
Pomona College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
550 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

Pomona College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
12%
SAT Range
1380-1540
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$19,205/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,807/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,099/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,252/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,363/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,671/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,638Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Curious
    36%
  • Intelligent
    36%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Open-minded
    9%
  • Passionate
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    45%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    36%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    18%
  • Basically paradise
    0%

After Pomona College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

341 reviews
  • Excellent
    146
  • Very Good
    118
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    3
No place is perfect, of course, but Pomona may come as close to it as any college experience could realistically could. Unlike many top universities, which struggle with providing superb professor accessibility and individual attention, and unlike many top liberal arts colleges, which may be limited with the depth of their resources and opportunities, Pomona finds a way to seamlessly blend the benefits of both systems. The academic experience is distinguished and deeply personal: brilliant and collaborative professors and peers contribute to a robust intellectual climate which values exploration, growth, and meaningful encounter. The average student is fiercely intelligent but also humble, interesting, charitable, and compassionate: a rare dynamism of traits which illustrates the special nature of this place. I am deeply thankful that this place has enabled me to become a more articulate, understanding, and connected individual.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
Pomona College is everything I ever hoped it would be! Really! It's a fantastic liberal arts school with fantastic people. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and the classes are fantastic, but any elite school might have that. Here's what Pomona has that other schools don't:

1) The people aren't like the people who go to other elite schools. Pomona students are incredibly talented, but humble about their achievements and not incredibly competitive. They work really hard, but they also know how to relax and simply enjoy themselves.

2) Beautiful southern California lends itself to a good feeling on campus. There is a big difference between waking up most days and seeing a cold, rainy/snowy day versus a warm and sunny day with palm trees everywhere. The beautiful campus and awesome weather can't help but put a smile on your face.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
Pomona is such an amazing place and I'm so grateful to be able to spend four years here! Consider yourself lucky if you get in, and don't pass up the opportunity to go here (even if you get into Harvard—honestly, save it for graduate school and go here for undergrad, and you'll have a better experience for it).
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago