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Pomona College

Pomona College

Brackett Observatory, Frank P. Brackett Observatory, Pomona College, Liberal Arts College

Frank P. Brackett Observatory, Pomona College

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
Admissions Email
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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