Students walking near Bixby Fountain on North Campus at Pomona College.

Founded: 1887

Location: Claremont, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

President: David W. Oxtoby

Enrollment: 1,630 students; 51 percent women; 49 percent men

Faculty: 182 full-time professors

Student-faculty ratio: 8 to 1

Average class size: 15

Majors and minors: 47 in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and interdisciplinary study

Courses: About 600 at Pomona, with nearly 2,000 courses at the other Claremont Colleges

Research: 52 percent of students conduct research with faculty, with more than 200 students participating in research each summer

Internships: The summer internship program funds about 80 domestic and international internships each summer. PCIP, our academic year program, provides paid experiential learning opportunities for about 130 students.

Study Abroad: Approximately 50 percent of Pomona students study abroad in 54 programs in 34 countries

Campus: Our 140-acre campus has 16 residence halls and three dining halls. Ten of our buildings have been LEED certified (1 silver, 6 gold, and 3 platinum). 

Campus Life:

  • 98 percent of students live on campus in 16 residence halls
  • Seven dining halls, including three at Pomona, where students can use their meal plans
  • More than 250 clubs and organizations at the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges


  • 20 percent of students play on 21 varsity teams; hundreds more participate in club and intramural sports
  • Member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III

Alumni Network: About 25,000, with nearly 15,000 on LinkedIn