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SAT scores needed to get into Pomona College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Pomona College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1520

The average composite SAT score for admitted Pomona College freshman is 1520 out of 1600. Pomona students have the 12th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1470 to 1570

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1470 to 1570. The 75th percentile score is 1570 while the 25th percentile score is 1470.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Pomona but we estimate it to be around a 1420 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 770

The average score for Pomona students on the math portion of the SAT is 770 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 740 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 750

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 730 to 770 and the average score for Pomona College students is 750.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

37 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Pomona College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Pomona College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 6.6%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.89.

Can I get into Pomona with a 1570 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1570 or higher is very competitive at Pomona and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 13% or higher.

Can I get into Pomona with a 1520 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1520 to 1560 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 7% to 11%.

Can I get into Pomona with a 1470 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1470 to 1510 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 4% to 6% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Pomona with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1420 to 1460 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 3% chance of admission to Pomona. SAT scores below 1420 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Pomona College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 17%
1590 16%
1580 14%
1570 13%
1560 11%
1550 10%
1540 9%
1530 8%
1520 7%
1510 6%
1500 6%
1490 5%
1480 4%
1470 4%
1460 3%
1450 3%
1440 3%
1430 2%
1420 2%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121345 IPEDS survey data for Pomona College.