333 N College Way

Claremont, CA 91711

Pomona College (located in California) is one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation known for its diverse student body, intimate class settings, and knowledgable and caring faculty.

Applications Accepted: Common App, Coalition App, QuestBridge App

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: Pomona College's commitment to read need-blind and provide 100% of demonstrated need is for U.S. citizens, permanent residents AND all students graduating from U.S. high schools. This includes DACAmented and undocumented students if they are graduating from a U.S. high school.

PLEASE NOTE: DACAmented or undocumented students have no obligation to disclose their status in order to apply and/or be eligible for financial aid.

Forms Required: FAFSA, CSS Profile

Do you meet full need? Yes

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions committed to need-blind admissions and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all students who enroll. A student's financial need is determined after a careful review of each family's financial documents. We do our best to take into account each family's unique circumstances. For eligible students, the Offer of Financial Aid is composed of grant aid and a modest student employment allotment. No loans are pre-packaged into financial aid offers.

Additional financial aid information: Fall 2020 Entering Class - Pell-Eligible: 22%, First-Generation or Low-Income: 28%

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 15

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 97%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 94%

Majors: Click Here

Other: At Pomona College, applicants indicate academic area(s) of interest. Students are encouraged to explore various areas of study while beginning to make progress in their breadth of study courses (general education requirements). They declare their intended major at the end of their second year. Then, they take more focused courses in their major and finish breadth of study requirements during junior and senior year.

  • Our faculty to student ratio is 1:8.
  • Students can select from up to 600 Pomona College courses or up to 2,000 courses from the other 5C's in the Claremont College Consortium.
  • Over 75% of students participate in domestic and international internships.
  • Over 80% of students participate in domestic and international research with one or more faculty members.

Student Population

1,477 Undergraduate Students

Asian: 19.8%

Black/African American: 10.8%

Hispanic of any race: 16.5%

International: 10.5%

Race/Ethnicity unknown: 4.5%,

Two or more races: 7.3%

White: 30.6%