Welcome to the Class of 2022!
“Getting to know the stories and accomplishments of so many remarkable young people is the best part of my job,” said Seth Allen, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid. “The new Class of 2022 is superbly diverse, creative and talented, and the Admissions Committee and I can’t wait to see their impact on campus as they pursue their academic passions and interests.”
Pomona received a record 10,245 first-year applications, the largest number in the College’s history. In its most selective year yet, the College admitted 6.9 percent of those applicants. Eleven of these students were admitted in a previous year and deferred enrollment until this year. A Pomona College-Cambridge University Downing Scholar and a Visiting Student will also join the class.
Students admitted to the Class of 2022 come from 47 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Admitted students hail from 44 foreign countries, with international students comprising 11.3 percent of the class.
Domestic students of color make up the majority of the admitted class at 56.5 percent. Of these students, 16.8 percent are Asian American, 12.8 percent Black, 17.8 percent Latino and 7.7 percent multiracial. Four American Indian/Native Alaskan and six Native Hawaiian students, along with an additional 25 students who note Native heritage as part of a multiracial identity, have also been admitted.
First-generation college students – meaning neither parent has a four-year college degree – comprise 19.2 percent of the Class of 2022.