Pomona College is No.3 on The Princeton Review’s “Best Financial Aid” list for private colleges featured in their new book, “Best Value Colleges 2022: 387 Schools.”
Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions that practice need-blind admissions and provides need-based financial aid. Financial aid packages are comprised of grants, scholarships and a small work stipend. While loans are available, Pomona does not use loans to meet a student’s financial need. More than half of Pomona students receive financial aid, and the average award is $54,114.
The College recently offered admission to new transfer students and the Class of 2026, which is the most diverse in Pomona’s history. First-generation college students—meaning neither parent has a four-year college degree—make up 23% of those admitted to the Class of 2026.
The Princeton Review chose the 209 schools based on a comprehensive analysis of data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges during the 2020-21 school year. Survey topics covered academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt and alumni support.
In addition, data from student surveys were also factored into the rankings, as well as PayScale.com surveys of alumni about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. Ultimately, The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 data points to select the schools in its ranking lists.
Pomona College is also listed No. 12 for “Top 50 Best Value Colleges” for private colleges and No. 19 for “Top Green Colleges.”