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Want the scoop on Pomona College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Pomona offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Pomona College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Pomona College was awarded 45 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

Pomona landed the #8 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Pomona also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for Pomona College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pomona?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Pomona since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 8%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to Pomona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 760. Math scores were between 680 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pomona College  ( 690 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Pomona College  ( 680 to 770 )
Pomona received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Pomona College  ( 30 to 34 )

Learn more about Pomona College admissions.

Pomona College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Pomona, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pomona College is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pomona College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Pomona College has a freshmen retention rate of 98%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  98 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Pomona the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 91%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  91 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Pomona College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Pomona

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,573 undergraduates at Pomona with 1,559 being full-time and 14 being part-time.

Pomona Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 99.69 out of 100, Pomona is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.69 out of 100
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How Much Does Pomona College Cost?

The overall average net price of Pomona is $13,622. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pomona

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,916 $7,724 $8,614 $19,303 $37,546

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pomona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pomona, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $5,986 a year. That adds up to $23,944 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Pomona Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Pomona make about $58,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Pomona graduates since it is 46% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Pomona College make the most money.

Location of Pomona College

Pomona College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Claremont, California. The suburban atmosphere of Claremont makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Pomona College

Contact details for Pomona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-6319
Phone: 909-621-8131

Pomona College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 49 $80,800
Mathematics 42 NA
Computer Science 36 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 32 NA
Public Policy 23 NA
Political Science & Government 20 NA
General English Literature 19 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 NA
Communication & Media Studies 16 NA
International Relations & National Security 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Pomona College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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