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Pomona College Data & Information Overview

434 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
7% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Pomona College Ranked?

#57 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in CA
Computer & Information Sciences Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 434 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer & information sciences.

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Overall Quality

Pomona landed the #57 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Pomona also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for Pomona College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pomona?

7% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Pomona College has a very low acceptance rate of 7%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Pomona just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 37% 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 730 and 770. Math scores were between 740 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pomona College  ( 730 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Pomona College  ( 740 to 800 )
Pomona received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Pomona College  ( 33 to 35 )

Learn more about Pomona College admissions.

Pomona College Faculty

7 to 1 Student to Faculty
94% Full Time Teachers

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

96% Freshmen Retention
89% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Pomona College has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. 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  96 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

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

Pomona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,465 Full-Time Undergraduates
55.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.8% Percent Women

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?

$17,949 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
$48,800 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Pomona is $17,949. 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 +
$8,629 $6,239 $9,365 $18,763 $46,130

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 7% of students took out student loans averaging $12,200 a year. That adds up to $48,800 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Pomona Graduates Make?

$69,149 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Pomona make around $69,149 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Pomona graduates since it is 63% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Pomona College make the most money.

Location of Pomona College

California State
1,465 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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

39 Majors With Completions
395 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 46 $67,038
Computer Science 33 $110,738
Political Science & Government 28 NA
Mathematics 27 NA
Child Development & Psychology 19 NA
Communication & Media Studies 18 NA
Chemistry 18 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 18 NA
Ethnic Studies 15 NA
Physics 15 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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