Pomona College

550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA
4-year
Small
Suburban

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Majors offered at Pomona College

Biggest majors
Economics
Mathematics
Computer Science

Academics at Pomona College

1400-1540
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
31-34
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (8% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Pomona College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Pomona College Students31%14%36%29%3%2%2%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Pomona College Students
20%
75%
Male
Female
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Pomona College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer93k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Data Analyst77k
Executive Director68k
Marketing Specialist67k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization65k
Account Manager52k
Based on 1,771 student responses
65.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
121.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
37%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Pomona College

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Student reviews of Pomona College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible for students with disabilities
Welcoming student body
Close-knit community
Diverse and Inclusive
Beautiful campus
Malena Rivera
Cooking
Singing
Fashion
Music + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked how accepting and in tune people are of different backgrounds. There are many classes to choose from because of the Claremont Colleges College Consortium which is a relief.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus can feel like a bubble sometimes and the distances between colleges are long. Academics-wise, be prepared to have backups because classes fill up quickly.

Jia Wu
Cooking
Reading
Mentoring
Dance

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Pomona College has really great mathematics and computer science program. The faculty is always there for students' academic and personal support and if students just want to build personal connections as well. I think that in these two departments there is particular support and accommodations for students with disabilities and the TA programs for both departments are quite amazing. It is important to understand that with both departments especially for minority students, students should join academic cohorts as they tend to provide a lot more opportunities and support for students' career development wise.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There have been recent changes in the administration where funding for student organizations and activities has been cut in the name of racial "equality." They are namely the ethnic mentoring programs and even the incoming orientation backpacking trips. The first is much more serious as a lot of student organization is associated with or stem from these mentoring programs. But don't worry too much because students won't stop we're fighting to keep programs and even if we don't get funding for certain activities the program will stay.

Alayna Nonhomme
Basketball
Piano

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is so beautiful but the community is even better. Classes are rigorous and hard, but Pomona champions itself on cultivating a collaborative learning environment so you're never alone in your struggle. There are mentor sessions where students can collaborate with their classmates on homework with the help of upperclassmen who have already taken the course. There are also centers like the Quantitative Skills Center and the Writing Center where you can set appointments to get extra help on assignments and material covered in class.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus can be a little small and quiet at times, so if you're from a big city it can be quite the adjustment.

Hannah Campbell
Writing
Singing
Music
Art + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I think Pomona College, even though its financial aid may not be the best (it still is miles better than many other schools, including my state university), is definitely worth going to. From the career connections to it being essentially a pipeline to good graduate school programs (whether that's a Master's or Ph.D.), Pomona is a good fit for almost anyone. But that is with a caveat. I think it's best for open-minded, kind, and kind of quirky folks. That's something we all joke about. Even kids who got in there likely because their parents were paying the full amount or they are a fourth-generation Sagehen or something like that, they have that kind of Pomona quirk. Plus, professors are amazing, kind, very caring, etc. Like all other schools, the administration can be slow and frustrating, but again, that's true of pretty much anywhere you go. And if you're a first-generation/low-income student, while eventually, doors open for you, being surrounded by a lot of rich people who'd had crazy opportunities since they were in a high school CAN take a toll on your psyche. Didn't really feel like I got over my impostor's syndrome until the middle of my sophomore year (but granted, the first year was online). But all in all, I love it here, it was my top choice, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

You can see it in the previous review. Also, I do think the smallness can sometimes be frustrating, especially for more extroverted folks (I'm one of them, so speaking to that). But once you get a good group of friends, it doesn't matter so much. Lastly, if you want research opportunities, I'm not going to lie, start talking to your professors early on, like your freshman year, and get to know the different departments. You want to start as early as possible for competitive programs and this is not widespread knowledge for students whose advisors aren't in STEM departments and are coming from a F/LI background. So just a forewarning. WIsh I had known that sooner. It's okay, because I'm ultimately not going down that path, but there was a period of time I was interested and I didn't know it until it almost felt like it was too late.

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