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.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Pomona College.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
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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.
*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.
90% of Pomona College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||90%|
|Top 25% of class||8%|
|Top 50% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||45%||45%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Pomona College is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to Pomona College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
62% of students submit their SAT scores to Pomona. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.