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 1390 - 1540, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 32 - 35. 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 7 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Pomona College was reported as 7.4% in Fall 2020 with over 10,400 college 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

  • ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • 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 on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 9.4%
  • 2017-2018: 8.4%
  • 2018-2019: 7.6%
  • 2019-2020: 7.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 7.3%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Claremont McKenna College10.3%
Scripps College32.0%
Pitzer College13.7%
Harvey Mudd College13.7%
La Sierra University55.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pomona College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading690 - 750
Math700 - 790
Total Score1390 - 1540
ACT®Score Range
English34 - 36
Math29 - 35
Composite Score32 - 35
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