Pomona College is a private Liberal Arts College in Claremont. The institute was established in 1887 and is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges. Pomona College is one of the five Undergraduate Colleges and two of the Graduate institute of the Unique Claremont College consortium.
Pomona College offers several programs and nearly 600 courses, 48 majors and minors in Arts, Social Science, Natural Sciences and interdisciplinary study to its students. The college also boasts of a 140 acre campus with 16 residential halls for the students. The college is also a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.
The university currently has 1,670 students who come from nearly 59 countries. The student-to faculty ratio of the university is 8:1 which indicates that the faculty and the students have close communication with each other. The acceptance rate of the university is 8% suggesting that getting into the university is extremely difficult.
Ranked 6th in Top 10 colleges by Kiplinger’s Best Value Colleges Rankings 2018.
Ranked 5th in National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S News Best Colleges Ranking in the year 2020.
Ranked 23rd in US Colleges by Times Higher Education World Ranking in the year 2020.
Ranked 12th in Top Colleges by Forbes Ranking in the year 2019.
|Type of University||Private|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||1671|
|Percentage of International Students||12%|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||8%|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students||79,753 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL & IELTS|
Pomona College boasts of a 140-acre campus area situated in Claremont, California. The College Campus is also just a few steps away from the 35,000 tree-lined community near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and not to mention the Village which is a hub of Movie Theatres, 150+ Shops, galleries, Cafés and restaurants that offer everything from Italian and Thai food to hamburgers and vegan fare.
Apart from it the College Campus is just 35 miles away from Los Angeles and within a mere distance of 50 miles from the Campus lies all academic and cultural centers, theme parks and attractions to the desert, mountains and beaches.
Pomona College offers On-Campus housing facilities to its students. The College has 16 residential halls available in singles, Twin, and suite-style rooms to the students. However, the campus is unofficially divided into South Campus and North Campus. All residence halls are smoke-free and offer some special housing options, like substance-free housing, the five-college housing exchange, friendship suites, and language halls. Following are the residential Halls offered by the College:
Pomona College offers Undergraduate and Pre-Professional degree courses with more than 160 courses and a variety of 48 Majors and Minors. Some of the courses offered by the College are:
International students who want to seek admissions at Pomona College can follow the application related details below:
However, applicants must duly note that all the above documents along with application must be submitted before December of the applying year. And if the official transcripts are in any other native language apart from English than official English translated transcripts from the issued institute must be submitted.
Following is the cost of attendance at Pomona College:
|Room & Board||17,820 USD|
|Books & Personal||2,500 USD|
|Medical Insurance||2,655 USD|
Pomona College offers various financial aid and scholarships for international students to afford their study in the US. The financial aid is offered to the needy and hardworking students. However, students who wish to access the financial aid benefit of the college must fill out their CSS Profile and submit the translated copy of prior-prior year’s documents or statement of earnings.
Since the financial aid offered by the institute is renewable, the same documents must be submitted as mentioned earlier to renew the annually offered financial aid.
International students are eligible for work while studying at the university. Students can choose between on-campus employment or off-campus employment through Pomona College Student Employment Program. The minimum wage rate is in between 12 USD to 15 USD.
Some of the notable alumni of Pomona College are:
Pomona College has over 25,000 alumni living in 50 states and 74 countries. Pomona College’s Alumni association, The Sagehen Community is one of the biggest community in the field of Liberal Arts working in a variety of areas such as from Business, Law, Non-profit, Education, Medicine, Science, Politics, Art and Entertainment.
The Alumni Association also organises events and activities to keep its Sagehens connected to their roots and Alma Mater.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$52,412 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Pomona College Enrollment||1665|
|Average Graduation Rate||93.4%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$52,412 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$16,150 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,500 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,150 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,500 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,200 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,200 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#12 [Out of 650]
#1054 [Out of 2000]
70 [Out of 100]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary