Pomona College Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


5 College consortium, very intelligent and inquisitive students, small classes.


I consider the interesting people to be the best part of Pomona College. From the intellectually curious students, to the dedicated professors and administration, I have found Pomona College to be an extremely collaborative environment that encourages personal growth and tremendous learning. Having great weater every day is just a bonus for all of us.


Commitment to students. Each student gets personal attention.


You don't need a car to get around on campus. There is a world of entertainment on campus, in addition to classes, so you don't really need to seek out the bright lights of Los Angeles to learn while having fun.


Pomona College offers the personal attention of a small liberal arts school with very small classes, accessibility to the professors and the staff, and a close network of student organizations that contribute to campus life. Students also have the resources of a large school with the Honnold-Mudd library and access to classes held at the other Claremont Colleges. Pomona College ensures that the student feels at home with the sponsor group program as well as many other mentoring programs. Freshmen are welcomed to the school with sophomores who live with them and are always available for advice and support.


We have an activity called ski beach day where you go to the mountains to ski in the morning and go to the beach in the afternoons. Its amazing that our location allows them to do this. and I have been to theme parks and beaches.


everyone lives on campus, easy to meet people


The Claremont Consortium, which allows for what is fundamentally a very small school to feel big and not restrictive.


Is that 20 puppies I see on Pomona's quad? Yes. CCLA special events committee brought 20 puppies to campus this December so that the students at Pomona College can de-stress a little before finals week.


The Skyspace is a light exhibit made by artist and Pomona grad James Turrell. Every hour on the hour you can go to the skyspace and stare at the black square for three minutes while Turrell's exhibit changes the way you see color and light.


Sneaking into the pools? Yes. A normal night at Pomona often ends with a break-in at the pool, a roll under the lasers, and an hour long dip in the hot-tub.


The small size and intimate learning environment: largest class is 60 people, all classes taught by professors, average class size 14. The student-professor interaction is unbelievably great.