Pomona College was incorporated on October 14, 1887, by a group of Congregationalists who wanted to recreate “a college of the New England type” on the West Coast. Instruction began the next year in a small, rented house in the city of Pomona.
We offer a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world.
53 percent of students conduct research with faculty, with more than 200 students participating in research each summer.
Alumni Network: About 25,000, with nearly 15,000 on LinkedIn
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The Dean of Students Office supports and advises you as you pursue your academic and personal life as a Pomona College student. Our deans can listen, advise, counsel, make referrals, and act as liaisons with others at The Claremont Colleges to support your needs.
The Claremont Colleges Library supports the seven institutions comprising The Claremont Colleges consortium and is organized into five divisions plus the Dean’s office which includes Organizational Planning and Assessment.
Ninety-four percent of our students live on campus all four years, and many professors live within five miles of campus. This creates a close-knit community where new collaborations or eye-opening discussions can spring up anywhere – a dorm, club meeting, or at lunch with a professor.
Pomona will be your home for four years – that’s four years of forging connections, making lifelong friends, and learning and discovering new passions.
I loved that we had small classes so we always had access to our professors.
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