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Pomona Ranked One of Top 5 "Best Value" Colleges by Kiplinger's

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Pomona College fifth on its list of the 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges. The list, which ranks private colleges and universities that exemplify outstanding economic values and an exceptional education, appears in the magazine's April 2007 issue (on newsstands March 12) and online

“I’m very pleased that both Pomona’s quality and its generous financial aid policies are being recognized,” said Pomona College President David W. Oxtoby. “Pomona College provides one of the very best college educations in the country and is one of only a handful of colleges with need-blind admissions that meets the full financial need of every accepted student. This ranking and the information on financial aid serve an important role in helping to publicize that moderate and low-income families can afford to attend a high quality, private college. This information is too often missing from news stories about college tuition and admissions.”

Kiplinger’s ranked the top 50 universities and top 50 liberal arts colleges in separate tables. To rate each school, Kiplinger’s took into account admission rate, SAT or ACT scores, student-faculty ratio, four-year/five-year graduation rate, total costs, cost after need-based aid, aid from grants, cost after non-need-based aid, and average debt at graduation.

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