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

Founded: 1887

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

President: G. Gabrielle Starr

Enrollment: 1,671 students; 50 percent women; 50 percent men

Faculty: 186 full-time professors

Student-faculty ratio: 8 to 1

Average class size: 15

Majors and minors: 48 in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and interdisciplinary study

Courses: About 600 at Pomona, with nearly 2,700 courses at all colleges

Research: 53 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 49 percent of Pomona students study abroad in 59 programs in 34 countries

Campus: Our 140-acre campus has 15 residence halls and three dining halls. Ten of our buildings have been LEED certified (one silver, six gold and three 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

The Arts:

Pomona students have boundless opportunities to be involved in the arts, including eight musical ensembles, from glee club to orchestra, theatre productionsart exhibitions and access to our vibrant art museum.


  • 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