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How Well Is Pomona College Ranked?

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2022 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 338 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

Pomona landed the #11 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Out of the 203 colleges in California, Pomona is ranked at #5.

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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 9%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Learn more about Pomona College admissions.

Pomona College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Pomona is an impressive 6 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 86%. 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  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Pomona for first-time, full-time students is 89%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  89 out of 100

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Pomona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,475 undergraduates at Pomona with 1,465 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

How Much Does Pomona College Cost?

The overall average net price of Pomona is $17,458. 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 +
$6,945 $8,655 $11,811 $16,877 $48,423

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pomona, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $7,031 a year. That adds up to $28,124 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

Located in Claremont, California, Pomona College is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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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 60 $71,015
Mathematics 44 NA
Computer Science 34 $135,393
International Relations & National Security 24 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 22 NA
Communication & Media Studies 20 NA
Political Science & Government 19 NA
History 17 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 17 NA
Ethnic Studies 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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