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Quick Facts and Figures About Pomona

Pomona College in Claremont, California

History

Founded in 1887 as a coeducational, nonsectarian, comprehensive, undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences.

Location

Claremont, California; 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

President

David W. Oxtoby, the ninth President of Pomona College

Student Body

Approximately 1,584 students with an 51.5% women and 48.5% men from 47 states and 35 foreign countries. 

Faculty

228 members. All courses are taught by professors. Faculty above the rank of instructor hold Ph.D. degrees, except where a doctorate is not customary.

Student/Faculty Ratio

8:1

Average Class Size

15

Average Class Load

Four per semester; 32 courses required for the Bachelor of Arts.

Classes

600+ classes offered at Pomona each year. A total of 2,500 classes available at The Claremont Colleges. Cross-registration is allowed within the colleges.

Majors

47 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies.

Research

64% of faculty are currently working with students on research, and 460 Pomona students participated in extended, focused research in the summers of 2012 and 2013

Study Abroad

More than 50% of Pomona students study abroad. There are 50 Pomona study abroad programs in 31 countries.

Admissions

Highly selective; of those ranked, 92.4 percent of the current freshman class were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes (of the schools that rank students). For the class entering in Fall 2013, median SAT scores were 680-770 in critical reading, 680-760 in math and 680-780 in writing.

Community Commitment

Through the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, students can participate in 14 community partnership programs. Students have spent more than 2,106 hours tutoring local K-12 students, and have delivered 6,400 meals to local shelters.

Residential Life

  • 98% of students choose to live on campus in 16 residence halls
  • 3 dining halls at Pomona; 9 dining halls at other Claremont Colleges
  • 21 varsity teams for men and women
  • 12 5-College club sports, and 18 intramural sports
  • 220+ clubs and organizations

2014-15 Tuition and Fees

For full paying students

  • Tuition: $45,500
  • Fees: $332
  • Room and Board: $14,700

Financial Aid

Approximately 56 percent of Pomona's students receive scholarship assistance. In 2013-14, the average financial aid reward was $41,213. $34.2 million is the amount of total scholarships and grants awarded to all Pomona College students.

While Pomona continues to not include loans as part of the financial aid package, many families and students choose to borrow to finance the expected family contribution.  The average loan indebtedness of the students graduating in 2012 is $15,714.

College Finances

  • 2012-13 total budget: $160,067,000
  • Endowment, market value: $1,679,640,000 (as of 06/30/12)
  • Total assets: $2,350,970,000 (as of 06/30/12)

No student pays the full cost of a Pomona education. The endowment, made up of gifts from alumni and foundations, supplements tuition and room-and-board fees paid by students to make up the large difference between college expenses and the cost of attending Pomona.