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Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide Names Pomona One of the "New Ivies"

Pomona College is one of 25 "New Ivies" recognized in the 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College Guide.”  Founding member of the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Pomona  is known for close relationships between students and faculty and a range of opportunities for student research. In spring 2006, 12 members of the Class of 2006 were awarded Fulbright Fellowships to pursue research or teach around the globe.

On the social side, Pomona College treats its freshmen to a four-day Orientation Adventure, sending them on small group trips ranging from sailing to Catalina and hiking in the Sierras to local community service projects. Ski/Beach Day and the annual Death by Chocolate party are also popular.

In addition to Pomona, two other Southern California colleges were named to the “New Ivies” list: Harvey Mudd College, another member of the Claremont Colleges, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Reed College, in Portland, OR, is the only other West Coast institution to make the list.

Pomona also was noted on NBC's Today show Aug. 14 in a lengthy segment about the Kaplan/Newsweek list. And during the same week, Time magazine mentioned Pomona in its cover story about the growing range of college choices, noting the high proportion of Pomona students who go on to Harvard Law School: "For students aspiring to go to graduate school, the more personalized education offered at small schools can often provide the best preparation."