College Spotlight: Pomona College

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

Pomona College is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

In the desert landscape that was inland Southern California in 1887, it took audacity to imagine "a college in a garden." Yet far from the ivied halls of the Northeast, Pomona's founders envisioned "a college of the New England type," with small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a green jewel of a campus. From that audacious beginning, Pomona has grown to be one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Located in Claremont, Calif., on a campus where ivy and palm trees coexist under habitually sunny skies, Pomona offers an environment for intellectual development and personal growth that is second to none.

Type of school: Private

Setting: Suburban, large town

Size: 1,586 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 394 (2011)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Acceptance percentage: 14%

Tuition and fees: $39,883 (2011-2012)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $14,227 (2011-2012)
Address: 333 North College Way, Claremont, CA 91711-6312
Phone: 909.621.8134
Twitter accounts: @PomonaCollege
Facebook: Pomona College

All information was gathered from the school's profile on the website and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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