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Campus and Beyond

Smith Tower at Pomona College

Pomona College is located in Claremont, California, a quiet, 35,000-resident community near the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. With a subtle blend of New England charm and Southern California beauty, Claremont is rich in Spanish architecture, Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, quaint village shops and restaurants. The campus is just a short walk away from the "Village" at the center of town, which has restaurants, shops, a movie theatre, and services like banks, the library and the post office.

Within one square mile are The Claremont Colleges--the oldest educational consortium in the U.S.. Comprised of five undergraduate colleges: Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer. Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, the institutions are on adjacent campuses. The consortium was inspired by the Oxford University structure, blending the intimate atmosphere of small colleges with the academic and social resources of a university.

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 spectacular beaches, mountain ski resorts, and desert tranquility. Here is a sampling of what you will find nearby:

Theater and Music

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theater
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Opera
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Hollywood Bowl
LA Weekly theater listings
Orange County Performing Arts Center

Museums and Educational Resources

J. Paul Getty Museum
LA County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Norton Simon Museum
The Huntington Library
More Galleries/Art Museums
Griffith Observatory
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
California Science Center
Balboa Park (15 museums in San Diego)


Orange County beaches
L.A. County beaches
Ski resorts
Mount Baldy
Big Bear
Joshua Tree
Catalina Island

Spectator Sports

Mighty Ducks
LA Galaxy soccer
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (baseball)
Ontario Reign (hockey)

Sightseeing, shopping and entertainment

Downtown Los Angeles
Old Pasadena
Newport Beach (The O.C.)
Palm Springs
San Diego
Rose Bowl Parade and Game
Pomona Arts Colony
Ontario Mills mall
Victoria Gardens mall
Montclair Plaza
Theme parks

Other Links

Surf Report
Ski Report
Metrolink train service to L.A.
Mass transit in L.A.