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POMONA COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA

Claremont, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  1703Enrollment

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 UniversityPrivate
Number of Undergraduate Students1671
Percentage of International Students12%
Annual Acceptance Rate8%
Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students79,753 USD
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL & IELTS
Official websitepomona.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:

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:

ExpenseOn-Campus
Tuition56,284 USD
Fees394 USD
Room & Board17,820 USD
Books & Personal2,500 USD
Medical Insurance2,655 USD
Total79,653 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. 

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Pomona College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1703
FAFSA Code001173
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$52,412 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score145013701530 52%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing725690760-
Mathematics725680770-
ACTCheck Detailed Score323034 66%
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 Program8.4%
Total Applicants19921
Total Enrolled1665

Pomona College Enrollment

Enrollment
Pomona College Enrollment1665
Undergraduate Enrollment1665
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate93.4%

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 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
23402206134-
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    RANKED  #12

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    RANKED  #1054

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    Sumner Hall, 333 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
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    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 E0.5 Km
    1st St and Mills Ave E0.52 Km
    Claremont Transit Center E0.54 Km
    1st St and Mills Ave W0.55 Km
    1st St and Harvard Ave E0.7 Km
    Claremont Blvd and 1st St W0.76 Km
    Claremont Blvd and Arrow Hwy W0.88 Km
    Arrow Hwy and Mills Ave E17.49 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
    The Back Abbey0.85 Km
    Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant1.48 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant1.85 Km
    John's Incredible Pizza - Montclair1.97 Km
    Panda Express2.04 Km
    Auntie Anne's2.11 Km
    The Hat2.12 Km
    Subway2.13 Km
    Subway Restaurants4.04 Km
    Wingstop4.74 Km
    Bowlero Upland5.24 Km
    Pomona Valley Mining Co6.72 Km
    Coco Palm Restaurant7.04 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Ecoterra0.61 Km
    Robert H. Mohrmann, RPH2.4 Km
    Scott W. Allison, PharmD2.55 Km
    Royalty Pharmacy3.82 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy3.99 Km
    Orange Grove Pharmacy4.18 Km
    ABC Pharmacy4.46 Km
    CVS Pharmacy4.6 Km
    Ace Pharmacy4.61 Km
    Mountain Plaza Pharmacy4.61 Km
    Laurel R. Shea, PharmD4.64 Km
    Chairat Supsin, PharmD5.17 Km
    Rudolf Mireles, Pharm5.17 Km
    Hata Micah5.51 Km
    Schwartzman Emmanuelle5.51 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Village Plaza0.78 Km
    Claremont Packing House0.96 Km
    Montclair Place2.04 Km
    Best Plaza2.11 Km
    Central Plaza2.27 Km
    Pacific Commerce Center2.96 Km
    Upland Village3.91 Km
    Vanguard Centre3.96 Km
    Mountain Avenue Shopping Center3.99 Km
    Valley Indoor Swap Meet4.04 Km
    Ontario Plaza4.58 Km
    Kasda Networks Inc4.73 Km
    Foothill Town Center5.56 Km
    GUITARSMITH COMPANY5.93 Km
    Central Court Shopping Center7.29 Km
    Upland Hills East7.52 Km
    Redhill Plaza7.56 Km
    Colonies Crossroads7.64 Km
    Rio Rancho Mall7.77 Km
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    Book Store

    Beyda for Books1.06 Km
    Kindred Spirits1.96 Km
    FYE2.05 Km
    Barnes & Noble2.19 Km
    Bunky Brothers2.88 Km
    Goodwill Southern California Store & Donation Center3.87 Km
    2nd Chance Thrift Shop Home Furrnishings and Media Lounge4.21 Km
    Ensign Books: An Independent Deseret Book4.33 Km
    Historical Society of Pomona Valley4.6 Km
    Funny Business Comic Shop5.02 Km
    GypsyLuv - For Crystals, Tarot, & Healings5.41 Km
    Follett Corporation5.44 Km
    Vietnam American Weekly6.4 Km
    ULV Law Bookstore6.87 Km
    Mrs Nelson's Library Services7.41 Km
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    Airport

    KCCB CTAF 123.02.73 Km
    Foothill Flying Club2.96 Km
    Cable Airport Hangars3.31 Km
    KPOC Tower 118.26.5 Km
    Brackett Field Airport6.51 Km
    Pomona Police Department Heliport6.83 Km
    Pomona VORTAC POM 110.47.26 Km
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