Quick Facts and Figures About Pomona
Founded in 1887 as a coeducational, nonsectarian, comprehensive, undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences.
Claremont, California; 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
David W. Oxtoby, the ninth President of Pomona College
Approximately 1,560 students with an equal number of men and women from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 22 foreign countries. Minority representation is approximately 42 percent.
191 members. All courses are taught by professors. Faculty above the rank of instructor hold Ph.D. degrees, except where a doctorate is not customary.
Average Class Size
Average Class Load
Four per semester; 32 courses required for the Bachelor of Arts.
600+ classes offered at Pomona each year. A total of 2,500 classes available at The Claremont Colleges. Cross-registration is allowed within the colleges.
Highly selective; of those ranked, 91 percent of the current freshman class were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes (of the schools that rank students). For the class entering in Fall 2010, median SAT scores were 740 in critical reading, 750 in math and 730 in writing.
12 residence halls
3 dining halls (students may eat at any of the 12 dining halls of The Claremont Colleges)
2011-12 Tuition and Fees
For full paying students
- Tuition: $39,572
- Fees: $311
- Room and Board: $13,227
As of Fall 2008, Pomona eliminated loans from its financial packages, replacing them with scholarships.
Approximately 53 percent of Pomona's students receive scholarship assistance. In 2011-12, more than 800 students will receive $31.5 million in the form of need-based financial aid. The average scholarship assistance for 2010-11 is $38,100.
- 2010-11 total budget: $147,070,000
- Endowment, market value: $1,458,974,000 (as of 06/30/10)
- Total assets: $2,105,313,000 (as of 06/30/10)
No student pays the full cost of a Pomona education. The endowment, made up of gifts from alumni and foundations, supplements tuition and room-and-board fees paid by students to make up the large difference between college expenses and the cost of attending Pomona.