Pomona Named One of Top 5 Best Schools for Financial Aid by The Princeton Review

Students in a Pomona College cognitive science classroom

Pomona College is No. 3 on The Princeton Review’s “Top 20 Best Schools for Financial Aid (Private Schools)” list featured in their new book, The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition.

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 Princeton Review's 85-question survey asked 160,000 students around the country to rate their professors, administrators, school services, and other aspects of life at their colleges and to report on their campus and community experiences. Surveys of about 400 per college on average were tallied for the rankings lists for 2023. The surveys were conducted in 2021-22 and/or the previous two academic years.

Pomona is also listed No. 12 for “Top 50 Best Value Colleges (Private Schools)” and No. 19 for “Top 50 Green Colleges.”