Pomona College was founded in 1887 with the idea of creating a ‘New England Type’ college on the west coast. The founding member of the Claremont Colleges and a private, liberal arts institution, Pomona works closely with schools in the surrounding area to provide students with one of the best liberal arts educations available. With humble roots, a donated incomplete hotel was the first building, Pomona has growth to occupy a 140 acre campus with almost 60 buildings. Pomona offers students the close interaction with professors of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major university, as they are free to take courses at any of the seven Claremont Colleges. With an enviable location just outside Los Angeles and a short drive from the Pacific Ocean and the Mojave Desert, students can spend time in the great outdoors, or take advantage of the incredible cultural offerings that only a city like LA can offer.
|Admissions Phone||909 621-8134|
|Codes||SAT: 4607 ACT: 0372 FAFSA: 001173 CSS Profile: 4607|
|Location||Claremont, California; Large town just outside Los Angeles in Southern California|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Student Life|
|Enrollment||~1,500 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Economics, Neuroscience, Environmental Science|
|Student Life||Students have no shortage of things to do, from attending Pomona Student Union (PSU) discussions of political and social issues on campus to participating in the publication of political magazines like The Undecided, the Claremont Port Side, the Claremont Independent, and the Claremont Progressive. Popular campus events include Smiley ’80s, Dwali, Ski and Beach Day, Snow Day, and Death by Chocolate.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum GPA 3.00|
|Crossover||UCLA, Stanford, Amherst, Brown, Swarthmore|
|Other||Very Selective (~15% admitted), Early Decision, Early Admission, Common Application|
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