Pomona College

Private, Four-years School Located in Claremont, CA

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How much is the Pomona tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Pomona's tuition & fees is $62,326.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $84,284 when a student lives on-campus.

Pomona Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$62,326
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$19,358
On-campus Expenses$1,500
Off-campus Room & Board$16,623
Off-campus Expenses$1,500
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$59,238

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Pomona for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $283,532 at Pomona. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $376,021. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $124,824.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$65,575$87,302$29,205
Sophomore (2024-25)$68,993$91,625$30,500
Junior (2025-26)$72,590$96,164$31,853
Senior (2026-27)$76,374$100,930$33,266
4 Years Total$283,532$376,021$124,824
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$68,993$91,625$30,500
Sophomore (2025-26)$72,590$96,164$31,853
Junior (2026-27)$76,374$100,930$33,266
Senior (2027-28)$80,355$105,934$34,743
4 Years Total$298,312$394,653$130,362
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$72,590$96,164$31,853
Sophomore (2026-27)$76,374$100,930$33,266
Junior (2027-28)$80,355$105,934$34,743
Senior (2028-29)$84,544$111,188$36,286
4 Years Total$313,863$414,216$136,148
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$76,374$100,930$33,266
Sophomore (2027-28)$80,355$105,934$34,743
Junior (2028-29)$84,544$111,188$36,286
Senior (2029-30)$88,951$116,705$37,898
4 Years Total$330,224$434,757$142,194
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$80,355$105,934$34,743
Sophomore (2028-29)$84,544$111,188$36,286
Junior (2029-30)$88,951$116,705$37,898
Senior (2030-31)$93,588$122,498$39,583
4 Years Total$347,438$456,325$148,511

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Pomona' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Pomona College$62,326
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Pomona and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA$62,326
Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA$67,280
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA$64,860
Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CA$64,150
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA$66,255
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA$62,412

Financial Aid and COA

At Pomona College, 985 students (56%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $55,218.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Pomona is $29,066 for students living on-campus and $26,331 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 250 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $57,848 and the average amount of student loans is $9,049.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$84,284
COA (off-campus)$81,549
Tuition & Fees$62,326
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,958
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,223
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,066
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,331
Average Financial Aid$55,218
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship98556%$55,218
Pell Grants32318%$5,088
Federal Student Loan1247%$6,152
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid25055%-
Grants or Scholarships21347%$57,848
Federal Grants6815%$6,641
Pell Grants6815%$5,258
Other Federal Grants4710%$2,000
State/Local Grants153%$8,913
Institutional Grants21347%$55,100
Student Loan Aid4610%$9,049
Federal Student Loans307%$5,093
Other Student Loans368%$7,318

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Pomona's acceptance rate is 6.64%. A total of 11,620 applicants applied to and 771 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 451 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 58.50%.
To apply to Pomona, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,6204,678$6,942
Admitted771336$435
Enrolled451196$255
Acceptance Rate6.64%7.18%6.27%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)58.50%58.33%58.62%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Pomona. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,520 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5201,4701,570
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW750730770
SAT Math770740800
ACT Composite343335
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math333135
ACT English353436

Student Population

Pomona College has a total of 1,716 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 801 male students and 963 female students attending Pomona.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,764 801963

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA
Phone909-621-8131
WEBwww.pomona.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered52 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate7.02%
Yield55.14%
Student Population1,716
Graduation Rate94%
Retention Rate96%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties215 (Full-time), 52 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs738 (Full-time), 83 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$123,742
Average Staff Salary$74,998