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Founded in 1887, Pomona College. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,563 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Pomona College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 7:1. There are 217 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pomona College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 100% were in the top quarter, and 90% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pomona College.
40 Students rated on-campus housing 4.5 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
24 Students rated off-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus food 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated local services 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
14 Students rated Pomona College
Unfortunately, Pomona College left me extremely underwhelmed. Pomona was my dream school since I started high school; I wanted to feel like I belonged in a community with radically different people and schools of thought. Plot twist, the #1 Diverse College in America Ranking is given to Pomona is simply systematic. Even in a small college where it is accessible to meet and converse with different people, I often only met the same people. These people were intolerant and unwilling to empathize with others, often to an extreme point where the minority of my peers felt shunned and constantly invalidated. Pomona College prides itself on being an elite academic institution with world-class professors and curious students. What I encountered was that 90% of the teachers were unmotivated and constantly looking to switch jobs, and teachers who were supposed to open their students' eyes to world ideas only spoke their truths in an academic setting. In order to flourish it is crucial to be around different people and specifically surrounded by professors who aren't only trying to expand their sphere of influence politically but are able to empathize and emphasize the truth within every different political opinion. To keep in mind, it is a great challenge to be at Pomona if you are anything other than an extreme liberal as you will find yourself constantly trying to be corrected morally and hitting a wall in your education. Professors should educate others about the diverse realities of the world, and unfortunately at Pomona, they only care about you agreeing with their opinions. In conclusion, keep your personal business out of education, or else you are stumping a student from reaching their potential and being able to create their own personal identity without pressure or judgment.
This is my dream school -- I could not be happier anywhere else! The professors are accessible, the opportunities both on and off-campus are amazing, and most of all, the people are the best you'll find. The food is also so so great, and all the classes I've taken are beyond incredible!
MOST Selective school. Really hard to get in.
The students here are among the most friendly you would ever come across! Same goes for the professors; they want to see you succeed at everything you do and are willing to provide whatever you need. In addition to the professors, we have PLENTY of resources students can look into for anything, whether it be for help on that math problem set, putting together your LinkedIn profile, or mental health; you name it, we got it.
What makes Pomona so great is that the college is part of the Claremont Consortium, so one can take classes at another one of the Claremont Colleges, eat at another campus' dining hall, or even live there! By the way, the food is fantastic!
Aside from some of the dorms on the south side of campus do not have air conditioning, all the rooms, regardless of it being a single or double, are very spacious and come with just the right amount of furniture. The only thing one would need to bring would be decorations to put their own twist on the room.
Another nice feature about Pomona is the Claremont Village; this is where you can hit up a nice selection of restaurants or smaller eateries with friends to relax, study, whichever you choose.
The political climate can get rather warm sometimes, but if anything that just shows that the students are highly involved in campus and academic life all the same.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pomona College is 9%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Some stereotypes are that we are conceded about our intelligence. Another is the overly liberal standpoint of the student body and the school as a whole.
Everybody has an amazing life story to share at Pomona. They are wildly creative individuals and ridiculously smart, and always available to lend an ear or collaborate on a research project. They are amazingly wonderful people. I've never been happier as when I'm surrounded by this group of students.
Pomona students are definitely rich, and on the whole uncomfortably so for anyone that doesn't come from a similar background. They're also very smart and on the whole easily successful. There is very little pretentiousness, even though that seems to be the most common and popular stereotype.
Professors always know your name and are available to help. They encourage you to express your opinion, but challenge you on it so that you can back it up with facts.
If you put in the time you will be rewarded in the classroom, both with respect to grades and overall knowledge.
Good size school, the consortium makes it so that there enough people you don't feel strangled, but its small enough that everything feels familiar.
The new village expansion is really nice and makes living in Claremont less like being in a bubble.
Over half of the Pomona student body is into partying. You know, the drunken college kind. If that's not your thing, it's going to get annoying, but it's nowhere near as bad as other schools where the numbers are more skewed. If that is your thing, knock yourself out, and enjoy the fact that everyone's "student fees" go towards buying you alcohol.
Trust your instincts, go with what you really want and not what you think that your family wants or that your teachers expect of you. Your inner drive is so strong, it will take you on incredible adventures and you will grow into a generous, successful, kind, and very valuable woman. Do not question yourself. Do not look at what others are doing. And do not waste time trying to fill 200 words to appear intelligent or empassioned when you have nothing left to say.
I don't think there's any other school in the country that has such a universally friendly student body. It's actually so friendly, sometimes it feels weird because I don't think that culture of just being kind exists anywhere else.
We are by no means the best around, but a lot of students are involved in sports to some degree.
5 College consortium, very intelligent and inquisitive students, small classes.
A person who does not like to be challanged or settles for average should not attend Pomona College.
Being laid back. Though I am not one of those people, the whole campus is just relaxed.
The administration tries to control partying and drug/alcohol use too much through fines, to the extent that people end up just taking shots in their rooms because much else will get the RA's attention. A lot of people choose to party at CMC instead too.
Pomona College is the type of school where one is able to find themselves and not be judged because of it.
The two main stereotypes about Pomona students are that they are elitist and happy. I honestly don't really know where the elitism thing comes from--I think a lot of small, private colleges suffer from that misconception--but the happiness thing is definitely pretty true. I can't think of another place where I've been surrounded by so many happy been, or have been so happy myself.
I wish I had known that most of the students are kind of boring and the immediate surrounding area isn't that exciting, but the larger surrounding area has lots of offer and Pomona has a great outdoors program.
A look at a beginning ball room dance class taught by the head of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Club teacher.
Motivated free thinkers should look at this school. Analyze everything, take nothing for granted. Care about education and care about understanding the universe on a deeper level without being lost in the impracticality of philosophy.
The weather, the small class sizes, the econ and math departments' closeness to their students, Martha Andresen, being able to take any class I wanted, my friends, my dorms, my life.
To be fair, probably also the friendliness - it's great for the most part, but some people do it superficially, and for those people, the friendliness comes at the expense of honesty. I'd rather have people be superficially nice than genuinely mean, but I'd rather have people be genuinely apathetic than superficially nice, so it's a tradeoff.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
64% of students
attending Pomona College receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 10% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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