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IPEDS ID: 121345
OPE ID: 00117300
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Pomona College
550 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-6319
General information:  (909) 621-8131
Website:  www.pomona.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,607 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty21147
Instructional21147
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$38,394$39,883$41,438$43,5805.2%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,096$13,386$13,526$14,1004.2%
Other$1,100$1,150$1,150$1,1500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board-$7,587$7,758$8,0884.3%
Other-$1,150$1,150$1,1500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other-$1,150$1,150$1,1500.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,490$55,319$57,014$59,7304.8%
Off Campus$39,294$49,520$51,246$53,7184.8%
Off Campus with Family$39,294$41,933$43,488$45,6304.9%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid127268%————
Grant or scholarship aid22957%$9,067,309$39,595
Federal grants7820%$474,750$6,087
Pell grants7419%$341,700$4,618
Other federal grants6717%$133,050$1,986
State/local government grant or scholarships4010%$351,214$8,780
Institutional grants or scholarships22957%$8,241,345$35,988
Student loan aid11028%$557,918$5,072
Federal student loans6617%$254,973$3,863
Other student loans6617%$302,945$4,590
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid195259%$34,665,602$36,413
Pell grants27117%$1,189,750$4,390
Federal student loans24515%$1,100,060$4,490
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,255$18,112$17,419
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$3,405$2,751$4,712
$30,001 – $48,000$6,313$6,690$5,169
$48,001 – $75,000$11,746$13,310$6,964
$75,001 – $110,000$17,665$21,583$15,107
$110,001 and more$31,471$34,804$32,232
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,607
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment12
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 34%
Out-of-state: 55%
Foreign countries: 11%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,1532,8024,351
Percent admitted14%17%12%
Percent admitted who enrolled40%40%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT31178%
ACT20251%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading690760
SAT Math690780
SAT Writing690780
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3135
ACT Math3034
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 96%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 91%
6-year: 95%
8-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 96%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 82%
Hispanic/Latino: 100%
White: 98%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 92%
Non-resident alien: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1
American/United States Studies/Civilization4
Asian Studies/Civilization2
Asian-American Studies0
German Studies0
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2
Latin American Studies1
Russian Studies2
Women's Studies5
Category total17
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General16
Molecular Biology22
Neuroscience33
Category total71
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies14
Category total14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science11
Category total11
Engineering
Pre-Engineering1
Category total1
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General14
Category total14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
French Language and Literature3
German Language and Literature0
Japanese Language and Literature0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature3
Category total9
History
History, General10
Category total10
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General31
Category total31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other9
Science, Technology and Society2
Category total11
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science17
Category total17
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy10
Religion/Religious Studies1
Category total11
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General12
Geology/Earth Science, General5
Physics, General8
Category total25
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics12
Psychology, General21
Category total33
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General7
Category total7
Social Sciences
Anthropology5
Economics, General41
International Relations and Affairs7
Political Science and Government, General19
Sociology10
Category total82
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Dance, General1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Fine/Studio Arts, General7
Music, General6
Category total16
Grand total380
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined6656
Baseball29
Basketball1510
Football53
Golf57
Lacrosse21
Soccer2623
Softball19
Swimming31
Swimming and Diving30
Tennis1414
Volleyball12
Water Polo2213
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1949 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible224
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery002
Aggravated assault100
Burglary521318
Motor vehicle theft252
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible224
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery002
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1468
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate1.6%0.0%
Number in default10
Number in repayment6053
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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