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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pretty Good – Dorms vary, but generally they're nothing to complain about, especially compared to other college dorms.
As you get older, the dorms get nicer.
They're also building a new dorm that looks like it's going to be ridiculously nice.
The kitchens aren't too nice on South Campus, especially.
Parties often happen in dorm rooms.
Room draw is crazy, but fair.
Lots of options.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have to say amongst all the positive reviews, I bump mine up to an A+ for one simple reason... SACA'S. If you are looking for more bang for your buck and really friendly restaurant staff/owners, you will love this Mediterranean food haven! The food is the best around and they have everything you need to satisfy any craving. The best part is, for a starving college student, the prices keep you and your wallet full! Definitely check out Saca's. It's the only place I go.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love Pomona because there are so many people here willing to help you. Study abroad, housing, food, financial issues, even the professors... they're awesome. The people here are generally really fun and party just as hard as they study, which I personally appreciate a lot!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Awkward Much? I'll be honest... most guys are at least semi-awkward at Pomona. They're mostly nice, but generally not the most conventionally attractive bunch.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Wide Variety and Usually Pretty Good. On campus dining is pretty good. You have 2 dining halls on Pomona that you can eat at plus the Coop Fountain. The always have salads, sandwiches, pizzas, the basics... then you get some cool 'exhibitions' like steaks, sushi, and burritos. The best part about the dining is that you can go to any of the other Claremont Colleges if you get tired of Pomona's.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: bus, metrolink, zipcars available. don't really need cars, so most people don't bring them and just use zipcars, which are really nice.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computer Labs are OK – computer labs are okay, but printing can be difficult at times since the machines run out of ink. the internet access here is unbelievably fast(once went at 1000mb/sec but usually 500mb/sec) and reliable. wireless access is available almost everywhere. most people bring their own computers, so labs usually aren't full.

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Just about any Pomona student will tell you that they truly enjoyed their college experience. And it's not just the free booze that makes Pomona one of the happiest colleges in the country. While it certainly helps, the booze alone couldn't make everyone so darn genuinely happy, day in and day out. After all, some people don't even drink, and they seem just as happy as everyone else. It's not the location, either. The classes are good, and the professors are great, and that certainly plays its part, and it's an open, friendly campus, which is nice. But there is some other factor that makes people like this place so much. There are some people who are dead set on hating it. Why, you might wonder, do they go in the first place? One reason is parental pressure. Another is students, who by the end, have to grudgingly admit that they have enjoyed themselves. They might still claim that they don't have an affectionate place in their heart for their alma mater, but they can't deny that the experience was worthwhile.

The question is, "Why are Pomona students so unabashedly jolly?" There are only two feasible answers. One, they drug the water here. Unlikely, perhaps, but maybe Pomona is the site of a modern day governmental experiment in mass mind control. Barring that, it must be that people here just really like the people they go to college with. Are Pomona students better people than other selective liberal arts college students? Probably not. However, Pomona puts a great deal of stress on allowing people space to find their own way of doing things, both socially and academically. Sometimes, this is frustrating, sometimes people pine after the lost structure of high school and family life, but in the end, with the amount of freedom students are granted, they end up somewhere they want to be. Now if only everyone could get jobs.

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