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Pomona College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,545
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

550 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Website

http://www.pomona.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@pomona.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 2
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Bruce Poch
Admissions office telephone: (909) 621-8134
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 2
Decision sent by: April 5
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.pomona.edu/adwr/admissions/Applying/Information.shtml  
Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 2
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 2
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 18%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 28%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 17%
Total applicants: 5,439
Total acceptances: 955
Total freshman enrollment: 378
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 33%
Male applicants: 2,103
Male acceptances: 456
Male freshman enrollment: 188
 
Female applicants: 3,336
Female acceptances: 499
Female freshman enrollment: 190
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 64%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 13


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 87%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 98%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 90%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 690 - 760
Math: 680 - 760
Combined: 1370 - 1520


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 71.3% 68.5%
600-699 23.4% 26.5%
500-599 5.3% 4.8%
400-499 0.0% 0.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 29 - 34
Math: 29 - 34
Composite: 29 - 34


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 73.0% 74.8% 67.0%
24-29 25.2% 19.8% 30.0%
18-23 1.8% 4.5% 3.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.9% N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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