Pomona College

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Pomona College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Claremont, CA, a predominately suburban area. Pomona College has an enrollment of around a thousand students.

The majority of students accepted into this school earned an SAT score within the range of 2070 - 2320, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 31 - 34. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Pomona College average GPA ranges from 3.90 to 4 for accepted students. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 10 percent of students who applied are accepted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at pomona.edu.

Overall Pomona College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Pomona College was reported as 13.9% in Fall 2013 with over 7,150 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 2070 - 2320
  • ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Pomona College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Pomona College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pomona College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 16.1%
  • 2010-2011: 14.7%
  • 2011-2012: 14.0%
  • 2012-2013: 13.0%
  • 2013-2014: 13.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 13.9%

How Does Pomona College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pomona College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Scripps College35.7%
Claremont McKenna College11.7%
Pitzer College14.5%
Harvey Mudd College18.2%
La Sierra University46.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pomona College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading690 - 760
Math690 - 780
Writing690 - 780
Total Score2070 - 2320
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math30 - 34
Composite Score31 - 34
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