Throughout its history, Pomona College has educated students of exceptional promise. We gather individuals, regardless of financial circumstances, into a small residential community that is strongly rooted in Southern California yet global in its orientation. Through close ties among a diverse group of faculty, staff and classmates, Pomona students are inspired to engage in the probing inquiry and creative learning that enable them to identify and address their intellectual passions. This experience will continue to guide their contributions as the next generation of leaders, scholars, artists and engaged members of society to fulfill the vision of the College’s founders: to bear their added riches in trust for all.
These facts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the diversity of Pomona students, faculty, and staff.
Information is for 2017-18 and the full data set can be found here.
Number of students - 1,703
- Men - 50%
- Women - 50%
- Black - 9%
- American Indian/Alaska Native - <1%
- Asian - 14%
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander - <1%
- Hispanic/Latino - 16%
- White (non-Hispanic/Latino) - 35%
- Race/ethnicity unknown - 6%
- Two or more races - 7%
Full-time faculty - 186
- Faculty of color - 33%
- Men - 58%
- Women - 42%
- Students receiving aid - 54%
- Average financial aid package - $52,748