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Quick Facts and Figures About Pomona

Pomona College in Claremont, California


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

Student Body

Approximately 1,590 students with an equal number of men and women from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 22 foreign countries. 


192 members. All courses are taught by professors. Faculty above the rank of instructor hold Ph.D. degrees, except where a doctorate is not customary.

Student/Faculty Ratio


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.


47 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies.


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 2012, median SAT scores were 720 in critical reading, 720 in math and 720 in writing.

Residential Facilities

14 residence halls
3 dining halls (students may eat at any of the 12 dining halls of The Claremont Colleges)

2013-14 Tuition and Fees

For full paying students

  • Tuition: $43,255
  • Fees: $325
  • Room and Board: $14,100

Financial Aid

Approximately 55 percent of Pomona's students receive scholarship assistance. In 2012-2013, 860 students received approximately $30.7 million in the form of need-based institutional grant aid. Total scholarships and grants from all sources (federal, state, and private sources) was approximately $34.3 million.

While Pomona continues to not include loans as part of the financial aid package, many families and students choose to borrow to finance the expected family contribution.  The average loan indebtedness of the students graduating in 2012 is $15,714.

College Finances

  • 2012-13 total budget: $160,067,000
  • Endowment, market value: $1,679,640,000 (as of 06/30/12)
  • Total assets: $2,350,970,000 (as of 06/30/12)

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.