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Private 4 Year

Pomona Admission Requirements

Claremont, California

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Chances of getting into Pomona College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
Admission Difficulty for Pomona College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionExtreme
How hard is it to get into Pomona and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Pomona is 9%.  It ranks #3 in California and #12 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Pomona is extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Last year, 895 out of 10,388 applicants were admitted.

Pomona College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.89. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Pomona application fee is $70 and applications are due by Dec 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Pomona College.

Pomona SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
62%
SAT Scores for Pomona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Pomona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Pomona ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Pomona College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Pomona College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Pomona GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.89*
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Pomona College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Pomona. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pomona College was 3.89 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in California for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Pomona extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.89 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.89 GPA.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.89 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

90% of Pomona College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pomona College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 90%
Top 25% of class 8%
Top 50% of class 2%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Pomona College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,254 4,134 10,388
Accepted 478 417 895
Acceptance Rate 8% 10% 9%
Enrolled 212 187 399
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 45% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Pomona College is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pomona College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Pomona College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pomona College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121345 IPEDS survey data for Pomona College.

FAQs

Does Pomona College prefer SAT or ACT?

62% of students submit their SAT scores to Pomona. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Pomona College?

9% of those who apply are granted admission to Pomona. Admission competition is extreme and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.