• Alex Garver
    Alex Garver '12, a psychology major, is now working as a hypnotherapist.
  • Rody Lopez sits in a chair between three white boxes.
    Rody Lopez '09 majored in studio art and is now working towards his M.F.A. at Cal State University, Fullerton.
  • Headshot of Ashley McCoy
    Ashley McCoy '10, an environmental analysis major, is an environmental planner for Psomas.
  • headshot of Caitlyn Hynes.
    Caitlyn Hynes '14, a history major, is an associate producer for DLP Media Group.
  • Amber Datta, Class of 2013, NSF Graduate Student Grant, Environmental Analysis
    Amber Datta '13, environmental analysis major, Master's student in natural resource management at University of Montana.

After Pomona: Sagehens at Work

The best evidence of the soundness of Pomona’s educational philosophy is the success of its graduates. Pomona alumni have served in positions of leadership in practically every field of human endeavor – from medicine, public policy, and the arts to scientific research, journalism, business, and the law, as well as almost every field of academic research and teaching.

In preparing and planning for their life after Pomona, students can lean on professors, advisors and a talented Career Development Office staff who are committed their success.

Class of 2017 Plans


Accepted a job or internship offer


Accepted a graduate school offer


Accepted a fellowship or graduate school fellowship


Accepted a service opportunity


Had not accepted an offer yet


Will focus after graduation or pursue other opportunities

Top Five Industry Destinations








Healthcare services




Information based on a voluntary survey of the Class of 2017 with an 89.71 percent response rate.

Graduate and Professional School

Within 10 Years...

Within 10 years of graduating, recent Pomona alumni have either pursued or completed:


Master's Degree






M.D. or D.O.

According to a survey of alumni, within 10 years of graduating Pomona, 83 percent were either pursuing or had completed an advanced degree. While many work or pursue other opportunities before entering graduate or a professional degree program, many head straight there after graduation. In the Class of 2017, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included: Cambridge University, Stanford University, Cornell University, University of Southern California, UCSF, UCLA, Yale University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and many others.

From 2010-2015, the average acceptance rate of Pomona alumni to medical schools ranged from 70 to 85 percent. The national average is around 40 percent.


Pomona students do exceptionally well in scholarship and fellowship competitions. Twenty-five percent of the class of 2017 applied for a competitive award while at Pomona, and 28 won a total of 31 post-graduation fellowships in 2017, including:

  • 13 Fulbright Awards
  • 1 Watson Fellowship
  • 5 Teaching Assistant Program in France Awards
  • 2 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  • 2 Downing Scholarships
  • 2 NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowships
  • 1 Venture for America Fellowship
  • 1 New York City Teaching Fellowship
  • 1 Princeton in Asia Fellowship