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    Pomona College, California, Claremont

    Claremont, CaliforniaLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    Estd 1887established year
    1703enrollment
    8.0/10

    Pomona College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    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.

    Rankings

    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.

    Highlights

    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
    Official website pomona.edu

    Pomona College Campus

    Pomona College Campus

    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.

    Residence Facilities at Pomona College

    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:

    • Gibson Hall
    • Harwood Court
    • Lyon Court
    • Mudd-Blaisdell
    • Oldenborg Center
    • Smiley Hall
    • Wig Hall
    • Clark I
    • Clark V
    • Lawry Court
    • Norton Clark III
    • Dialynas and Sontag Halls
    • Walker Hall

    Programs offered at Pomona 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:

    • Late Antique-Medieval Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Cognitive Science
    • Middle Eastern Studies etc.

    Application Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at Pomona College can follow the application related details below:

    • An online application form (Any of the following)
      • Coalition for College Application
      • The Common Application
      • The QuestBridge Application
    • A non-refundable fee of 70 USD.
    • Official High School transcripts of your Senior Secondary grades i.e. from 9th to 12th grades.
    • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Essay
    • Official English Proficiency Test results along with either SAT or ACT with a minimum score of:
      • TOEFL – 100
      • IELTS – 7

    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.

    Cost of Attendance

    Following is the cost of attendance at Pomona College:

    Expense On-Campus
    Tuition 56,284 USD
    Fees 394 USD
    Room & Board 17,820 USD
    Books & Personal 2,500 USD
    Medical Insurance 2,655 USD
    Total 79,653 USD

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    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.

    Work While Study

    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.

    Alumni Network

    Some of the notable alumni of Pomona College are:

    • Brian Emanuel Schatz, an American politician and senior United States Senator from Hawaii.
    • Jennifer Anne Doudna, an American biochemist and a Li Ka Shing Chancellor Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
    • David Holmes, an American diplomat and a counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
    • David West Keirsey, an American psychologist, a professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton.
    • Louis Menand, an American critic, essayist and professor and is best known for his book The Metaphysical Club.

    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. 

    $52,4121st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 22

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    M
    7.3 / 10
    $52,4121st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 22

    Application Deadline

    $52,4121st YEAR
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    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 22

    Application Deadline

    Bachelor Art

    full time
    $52,4121st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 22

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available
    $52,4121st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 22

    Application Deadline

    Pomona College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    1703
    FAFSA Code
    001173
    Application Cost
    $70
    Accreditation
    ACS WASC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $52,412 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score14501370153052
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing725690760-
    Mathematics725680770-
    ACT Check Detailed Score32303466
    English343235-
    Mathematics312834-

    Pomona College Acceptance Rate

    8.4 %

    acceptance rate

    9045

    total applicants

    1665

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    49.8%

    Male

    50.2%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    8.4%
    Total Applicants
    19921
    Total Enrolled
    1665

    Pomona College enrollment

    Enrollment
    Pomona College Enrollment
    1665
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1665
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    93.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $52,412

    attendance cost

    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

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $52,412 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $16,150 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,500 / Year
    Off Campus
    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

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    23402206134-

    Ranking

    202120202019
    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    Ranked #1251

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    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.0 out of 10
    9.3/10Academic
    7.7/10Accommodation
    9.0/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.3/10Placement
    8.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    MS
    7.5 /10

    Highly ranked, good location, liberal arts, community's vibe, good quality academics/facilities.

    Course Curriculum :

    Very updated/relevant. I'm a freshman (taking my first semester online) so I can't speak to on-campus experiences.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    MD
    7.3 /10

    During my 12th standard, my major interest was to go deep into the major of Information and Technology so after finishing the 12th examination I had started researching the various colleges of the USA to pursue my bachelor's in computer science as my objective was to go abroad for further studies. I had applied for Pomona College and other colleges as well. Finally, I have selected MSU for my masters by paying $70 as an application fee as I applied through the common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum that the university offered in my major was quite complex as it had taken good enough time to tune in with the course curriculum, but in the end, I get used to it. The workload is also balanced and while talking about the student registration procedure which is also quite smooth and fair without any partiality.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    SM
    9.2 /10

    Belonging from a Science background I wanted to pursue a Science course. When my schooling got over and results were out I was not eligible to take admission to the Indian Colleges. Then I applied to the USA colleges. There I was selected in almost all of the universities and I took admission in Pomona College.

    Course Curriculum :

    It is an innovative curriculum that explores topics ranging from 'the six ideas that shaped physics' and the physics of music to general relativity and cosmology. Major subjects like physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences are included in the curriculum.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
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    Sumner Hall, 333 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Restaurant
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    1st St and Columbia Ave W (CTC)0.33 km
    Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave N0.47 km
    Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave E0.50 km
    1st St and Mills Ave E0.52 km
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    Pharmacy

    Ecoterra0.61 km
    Robert H. Mohrmann, RPH2.40 km
    Scott W. Allison, PharmD2.55 km
    Royalty Pharmacy3.82 km
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    Book Store

    Beyda for Books1.06 km
    Kindred Spirits1.96 km
    FYE2.05 km
    Barnes & Noble2.19 km
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    Restaurant

    Tutti Mangia Italian Grill0.52 km
    The Press Restaurant0.53 km
    Walter's Restaurant, Bar and Lounge0.54 km
    Viva Madrid0.62 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Village Plaza0.78 km
    Claremont Packing House0.96 km
    Montclair Place2.04 km
    Best Plaza2.11 km
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    Airport

    KCCB CTAF 123.02.73 km
    Foothill Flying Club2.96 km
    Cable Airport Hangars3.31 km
    KPOC Tower 118.26.50 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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