Pomona College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Pomona College
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Pomona College Admissions Overview:

Pomona College is a very selective liberal arts college--in 2016, the acceptance rate was just 9 percent. Students will need a strong application and high grades and standardized test scores to be admitted. Check out Pomona's admissions website for more information, and feel free to stop by the campus for a visit. Also, if you have any questions about the application process you are welcome to contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Pomona College Description:

Originally modeled after elite Northeastern colleges, Pomona is now one of the most competitive and best endowed colleges in the country. The college typically ranks among the 10 top liberal arts colleges in the country. Pomona College has an impressive 7 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an average class size of 14, and a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Situated a little over 30 miles from Los Angeles, Pomona is a member of the Claremont Colleges. Students frequently interact and cross-register with the other Claremont schools: Pitzer CollegeClaremont McKenna CollegeScripps College, and Harvey Mudd College.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,563
  • Gender Breakdown: 50 percent male / 50 percent female
  • 100 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,352
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,605
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $67,357

Pomona Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 64 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56 percent
    • Loans: 19 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $46,703
    • Loans: $5,958

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 92 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 97 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Baseball, Football, Track and Field, Water Polo, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Pomona and the Common Application

Pomona College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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