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Pomona College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

9.4%
Admission Difficulty for Pomona College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionExtreme

Can I get into Pomona College? The school has a 9% acceptance rate. Last year, 765 out of 8,102 applicants were admitted making Pomona College an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 5 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Pomona College is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1400-1560
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Pomona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1400
SAT Scores for Pomona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 780
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1560
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pomona College?

Pomona College typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1320. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pomona College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1560 and Above Good >14%
1480 to 1560 Avg + 9%-14%
1400 to 1480 Avg - 5%-9%
1320 to 1400 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1320 Low <3%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Pomona College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Pomona College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pomona College?

Admission data indicates that Pomona College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pomona College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pomona College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >17%
32 to 34 Avg + 9%-17%
31 to 32 Avg - 6%-9%
30 to 31 Reach 5%-6%
Less than 30 Low <5%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Pomona College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Pomona College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,979 3,123 8,102
Accepted 379 386 765
Acceptance Rate 8% 12% 9%
Enrolled 209 202 411
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 52% 54%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pomona College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pomona College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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.