Pomona College.

Pomona College

Claremont, CA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Pomona College

Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. It was established in 1887 by a group of Congregationalists who wanted to recreate a "college of the New England type" in Southern California, and in the 1920s it became the founding member of the Claremont Colleges consortium. Pomona is a four-year undergraduate institution and enrolled approximately 1,700 students as of fall 2019. The college offers 48 majors and 600 courses, though students have access to more than 2000 additional courses at the other Claremont Colleges. The college's 140-acre (57 ha) main campus is in a residential community near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Pomona has the lowest acceptance rate of any U.S. liberal arts college, and is ranked in the top four liberal arts colleges in the country by the major rankings. It has an endowment of $2.33 billion as of June 2019, giving it the seventh-highest endowment per student of any college or university in the U.S. In 2020, Niche ranked Pomona as the most diverse college or university in the country; among enrolled students, 74% hail from out of state, 56% receive need-based financial aid, and 61% identify as a person of color or an international student.Pomona has approximately 25,000 living alumni. Prominent alumni include Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award winners; U.S. Senators, ambassadors, and other federal officials; Pulitzer Prize recipients; billionaire executives; a Nobel Prize laureate; National Academies members; and Olympic athletes. The college is a top producer of Fulbright Students and recipients of other fellowships.


  • Offers and bachelor's degrees
  • 1,567 students
  • 0.53 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.pomona.edu

Notable programs at Pomona College

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Mass Communication and Media Studies, and Computer Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

756 students out of 9,045 applicants were accepted into Pomona College. They had an average SAT score of 1461. 52% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 66% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pomona College was $51,075. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $69,725.

Financial aid available at Pomona College

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

60% of undergraduate students at Pomona College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Pomona College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pomona College was of $16,150 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Pomona College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017