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Pomona College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Pomona College

Pomona College

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Pomona College Description:

Originally modeled after elite Northeastern colleges, Pomona is now one of the most competitive and best endowed colleges in the country. The college typically ranks among the 10 top liberal arts colleges in the country. Pomona College has an impressive 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an average class size of 14, and a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Situated a little over 30 miles from Los Angeles, Pomona is a member of the Claremont Colleges. Students frequently interact and cross-register with the other Claremont schools: Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,607
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,438
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,526
  • Other Expenses: $1,150
  • Total Cost: $57,014

Pomona Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 26%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,207
    • Loans: $4,433

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Pomona and the Common Application

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