Pomona

Pomona College

333 N College Way, Claremont, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    20
  • Previously Enrolled
    39

Overview of Pomona College (Pomona)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,704
    • Men:852 (50.0%)
    • Women:852 (50.0%)

Location

Admission Information (Pomona)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pomona College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
333 North College Way
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA  91711
Phone
(909) 621-8134
Fax
(909) 621-8403
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Supplemental forms for visual and performing arts and science research recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
8% of 9,045 applicants were admitted
Women
7% of 5,545 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 3,500 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
412 (54%) of 756 admitted students enrolled
Women
220 (55%) of 399 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (54%) of 357 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
67%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
690-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
72%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
81%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Pomona)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,780 (72.60371959942775%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,716 (22.994387586662263%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.3755915043468692%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (3.026301309563112%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pomona College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001173
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
274 (66.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
235 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
235 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
235 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,748
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,686
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 235 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,062
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1 (.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
997 (60.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
918 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
918 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
918 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,173
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 918 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,069
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 916 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,108
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3 (.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
31%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$17,408
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Pomona)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


186

Part-Time Faculty


54

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
180
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pomona College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


97.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


92.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


96.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


97.0%

Programs & Majors (Pomona)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Pomona)

Location & Geography

Population


35,457

Nearest Metropolitan Area


140 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Claremont
Nearest Train Station
Claremont

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


98% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


2%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cecil Sagehen
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pomona College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government, music/choral organizations, service organizations, intramural sports, outdoor activities club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,683

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,704
Women
852
Men
852

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 Students


11.5% from 63 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Pomona)

Study resources