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Pomona College Overview

Located in Claremont, California, Pomona College is a private not-for-profit institution. Pomona is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Pomona College Known For?

449 Undergraduate Awards
$44,041 Avg Cost After Aid
8% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Pomona may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Pomona.
  • In 2017-2018, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Pomona makes roughly $58,100 a year. This is 42% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Pomona student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Pomona College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pomona.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Pomona has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates College Factual
#7 Highest Paid Economics Graduates College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Economics College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Economics College Factual
#36 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual

Where Is Pomona College?

Location of Pomona College

Contact details for Pomona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-6319
Phone: 909-621-8131

How Do I Get Into Pomona?

You can apply to Pomona online at:

Admission Requirements for Pomona

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pomona?

8% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Pomona, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 8%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 10%, and the acceptance rate for women is 7%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to Pomona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 760. Math scores were between 680 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pomona College  ( 690 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Pomona College  ( 680 to 770 )
Pomona received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 34. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Pomona College  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Pomona College  ( 28 to 34 )
ACT Composite Scores for Pomona College  ( 30 to 34 )

Can I Afford Pomona College?

$44,041 Net Price
21% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Pomona is $44,041. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pomona, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $5,986 a year. That adds up to $23,944 over four years for those students.

Pomona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,617 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,637 undergraduate students at Pomona, with 1,617 being full-time and 20 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pomona

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,617 full-time undergraduates at Pomona, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pomona

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pomona College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pomona Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 262
Black or African American 159
Hispanic or Latino 282
White 548
International Students 188
Other Races/Ethnicities 178

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Pomona College. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 53 countries are represented at Pomona. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Pomona College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 49 49
Mathematics 42 42
Computer Science 36 36
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 32 32
Public Policy 23 23
Political Science & Government 20 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 19
General English Literature 19 19
Communication & Media Studies 16 16
International Relations & National Security 16 16
General Biology 14 14
Physics 14 14
History 13 13
Natural Resources Conservation 13 13
Chemistry 13 13
General Psychology 13 13
Cognitive Science 10 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10 10
Romance Languages 9 9
Area Studies 8 8
Ethnic Studies 7 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6 6
Philosophy 6 6
Religious Studies 6 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 6
Drama & Theater Arts 5 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 4 4
Anthropology 4 4
Classical Languages & Literature 3 3
Child Development & Psychology 3 3
Dance 3 3
General Engineering 2 2
Science, Technology & Society 2 2
Medieval Studies 1 1
Sociology 1 1
Music 1 1
East Asian Languages 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0
TOTAL 449 449


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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