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Pomona College Financial Aid Ranked #2 in Nation by Students in 2007 Princeton Review

Pomona College was ranked #2 for “Students Happy with Financial Aid” in the new 2007 edition of Princeton Review’s annual book, "The Best 361 Colleges." Pomona is one of only a handful of colleges that has need-blind admissions and meets the full need of every student accepted to the college. This includes tuition, room and board, and other expenses. Princeton University topped the category.

Pomona College, located in Southern California, was also #1 in the category “School Runs Like Butter,” #6 for “Dorms Like Palaces,” #10 for “Best Quality of Life,” and #11 for “Best Overall Academic Experience for Undergraduates,” among other categories.

Rankings for the book’s 60 lists are based solely on student surveys. According to Princeton Review, “a school's appearance on these lists indicates a high consensus among its surveyed students about the topic. The 80-question survey asks students about their school's academics / administration, campus life, student body, and themselves.” Ranking list tallies for the 2007 edition are based on surveys of 115,000 students.

In other recently released rankings, Pomona Colleges was named one of “25 New Ivies” by Kaplan/Newsweek. In the 2007 U.S.News & World Report’s guide “America's Best Colleges,” Pomona ranked seventh among all liberal arts colleges. Among its peers, Pomona was also listed at #5 for “Great Schools, Great Prices,” #10 for “Least Debt” on graduation and #10 for racial diversity.

Pomona College administrators were pleased to again be named among the nation’s leading small liberal arts colleges. “We’re very pleased that Pomona’s high-quality education continues to be recognized,” said David Oxtoby, Pomona's president. “At the heart of the Pomona educational experience are challenging courses, close student-faculty relationships, opportunities for student research and collaboration, and an intellectually nurturing community. We’re fortunate to have the financial resources to make a Pomona education available to every accepted student by meeting full financial need.”

Pomona College is the founding member of the distinguished Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five independent undergraduate and two graduate institutions.