Exploring Graduate School

Should you go to graduate school? Should you go on directly after graduation from Pomona or wait a few years? There are no hard and fast rules to deciding about graduate school, but it is very important to...

  • Be clear about your reasons for going to graduate school
  • Understand your personal and career goals related to advanced study
  • Have an accurate picture of the realities of the job market in your chosen field

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Whether you’re a Pomona student who has only just begun to think about the possibilities of graduate school, or you’ve already identified where you want to go but need assistance preparing your application, our advisors are here to guide you through every step of the process.

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Graduate School Abroad

Interested in graduate school abroad, or securing funding for post-graduate study? Each year, Pomona students and alumni apply for and receive competitive grants to help fund graduate school, research, and other opportunities. For more information on fellowships and global awards, please visit the Pomona Fellowship Webpages.

Finding Fellowships

Graduate and Professional School Destinations

The Office of Institutional Research gathers data through surveys that help inform the mission of Pomona College, including information about recent graduates and alumni who are five and 10 years out.

According to recent data, 72 percent of alumni were either pursuing or had completed an advanced degree within 10 years of graduating Pomona. While many work or pursue other opportunities before entering graduate or a professional degree program, many head straight there after graduation.

For the Class of 2022, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included:

  • University of California
  • Berkeley
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Chicago
  • Emory University
  • Dartmouth
  • The University of Cambridge
  • Columbia University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • New York University
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Cornell