Pomona College

338 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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 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 9 responses
Report
  • Curious
    33%
  • Intelligent
    22%
  • Interesting
    22%
  • Open-minded
    22%
  • Passionate
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • LAC with the resources of a mid-sized university
    50%
  • Supportive, but challenging
    25%
  • Awesome and challenging school
    13%
  • Basically paradise
    13%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

338 reviews
  • Excellent
    143
  • Very Good
    118
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    3
Don't be deceived by the lack of name recognition—Pomona has a strong claim to offering the best undergraduate education of anywhere in the world.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
The students are highly intelligent, curious, friendly, and passionate. Besides doing well in their classes, the students are involved in many activities including community service. They are making a difference wherever they go. I visited my older brother four times a year and fell in love with this school. I applied ED1. I like that I can also take classes at the other 4 Claremont colleges. Classes are small and engaging and the professors are available and interested in all of their students. The weather is great too.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Pretty great so far: lots of interesting courses, amazing extracurriculars, multiple support groups. There are some classes (mainly humanities courses) in which there are unrealistic amounts of reading that needs to be done by next class session. Aside from that, I love it here!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago