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Pomona College

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About Pomona College

Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, Calif., about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. We offer a comprehensive curriculum, with 47 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,600 students, almost evenly divided between men and women. Admitted students from the Class of 2019 come from 47 states and 47 nationalities.

With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, our students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. And our location—within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert and beaches—provides countless opportunities for field study, research and internships.

Almost all students live in one of 16 residence halls on our 140-acre campus. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, we offer both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university.

Pomona College admits domestic applicants regardless of their ability to pay and then meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Fifty-six percent of students receive financial aid.

Campus information

Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, a tree-lined residential community of 35,000 near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Just a short walk away from campus is the Village, which has a five-screen movie theater and more than 150 shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants that offer everything from Italian and Thai food to hamburgers and vegan fare.

Los Angeles is just 35 miles to the west, and within 50 miles of the campus lies all that Southern California has to offer—from academic and cultural centers, theme parks and attractions to the desert, mountains and beaches.

Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.


The social side of life at Pomona is as collegial as the academic side. Nearly every student chooses to live on campus all four years – and not just because we have fantastic residence halls. Students stay because of the people.

We have 16 residence halls with rooms in a number of configurations – singles, doubles, and suite-style.

First-year students are grouped into small sponsor groups with two sophomore mentors. You’ll meet a built-in cohort the moment you step on campus (not to mention the friends you’ll make during Orientation Adventure).

Our campus is divided unofficially with first- and second-year students living on South Campus and juniors and seniors living on North Campus.

All residence halls are smoke-free and we do offer some special housing options, like substance-free housing, the five-college housing exchange, friendship suites, and language halls.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3


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