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Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College campus

Parents and family can play an important role in a student’s college choice. Frankly, we’re thrilled your student is considering Pomona College, and we’re eager to support your effort to help him or her navigate the admissions process. If we can be of assistance in answering specific questions or providing you with more information about admissions or the College, please feel welcome to contact us at admissions@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8134. You can also find your student’s particular admissions officer and contact us here.  

In the search for new students with the drive to take full advantage of Pomona’s rich resources, we focus on student achievement and potential.

Pomona: An Outstanding Choice

Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Pomona is home to 1,642 students, nearly all of whom reside on campus throughout their four years here. Your student won’t get lost in the crowd: Class sizes average 15, and our student-to-faculty ratio is just 8:1. What does this mean for your student? Advising and mentoring happen on a daily basis. Faculty members involve their students in research and maintain close contact with them after graduation, providing career advice, letters of recommendation and friendship based on shared intellectual interests or even a common passion for Ultimate Frisbee or Taco Tuesdays. (Faculty eat free in the dining halls if they lunch with students.) At the same time, the Claremont Consortium provides access to a larger academic community of some 2,700 course options and about 6,000 undergraduates, as well as a broader array of clubs, facilities, and opportunities. 

Pomona’s endowment-per-student is among the top five in the country. This is significant. It means that Pomona can fund many students’ unpaid or low-paying internships. Pomona can also fund summer research projects, which means your student won’t have to choose between a summer job and gaining valuable experience in his or her field of interest. Student clubs and organizations are funded as well, so, for example, if your student wants to go on one of the many On the Loose adventures (like a Fall Break trip to Yosemite), equipment and transportation are provided. We believe all Pomona students should have options, not just those who can afford to fund their own adventures and opportunities. Pomona’s resources guarantee your student will be free to pursue almost any academic, cultural or professional experience during his or her time here. And to help find career opportunities during the next four years and after graduation, our Career Development Office  meets with students early and often to help identify career interests, graduate school or fellowship programs and mentors who can further their goals for the future.

Next Steps

If we’ve convinced you that Pomona is worth a second look, we welcome you to continue exploring our website or, better yet, arrange a visit to our campus. We realize you may also have questions about college costs. We are proud to be need-blind through the admissions process for all applicants who are U.S. citizens and/or who graduate from U.S. high schools, regardless of nationality. We meet 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need, and we do not include loans in our financial aid packages. 57% of our students receive need-based financial aid, and the average aid package is $51,134. To estimate your student’s eligibility for need-based aid from Pomona College, use the online tools MyinTuition or our Net Price Calculator. For more information about tuition and financial aid, visit our Financial Aid site. We look forward to working with you to make a Pomona education affordable for your family.