Pomona College

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Pomona College
Crookshank Hall.jpg
TypePrivate liberal arts college
EstablishedOctober 14, 1887 (1887-10-14)
Endowment$2.26 billion (2020)[1]
Budget$229 million (2019)[2]
PresidentG. Gabrielle Starr[3]
Academic staff
257[4]
Administrative staff
271[5]
Undergraduates1,376[6]
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, 140 acres[7]
ColorsBlue and gold[8]
   
NicknameSagehens
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIISCIAC
MascotCecil the Sagehen
Websitewww.pomona.edu
Pomona College logo.svg

Pomona College (/pəˈmnə/ pə-MOH-nə[9]) is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. It was founded in 1887 by a group of Congregationalists[10] who wanted to make a "college of the New England type" in Southern California, and in the 1920s, it founded the Claremont Colleges group.

Pomona is a four-year college for undergraduates. About 1,400 students from all 50 U.S. states and 63 countries go there as of January 2021.[11] The college offers 48 majors and 600 courses, but students can take about 2700 courses total when the courses at the other Claremont Colleges are counted.[12] The college's 140-acre main campus is in a residential area near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.[7]

Pomona has the lowest acceptance rate of any U.S. liberal arts college[13][14] (8.04% for the class of 2024[15]), and is ranked among the top five liberal arts colleges in the country by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.[16][17][18] It has an endowment of $2.26 billion as of 2020,[1] giving it the eighth-highest endowment per student of any college or university in the U.S.[19][20] In 2020, Niche ranked Pomona as the most diverse college or university in the country;[21] 74% of students are from outside of California, 56% receive need-based financial aid, and 61% are a person of color or an international student.[22][23][24][25]

Pomona has about 25,000 living alumni.[26] The college's alumni have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards. They have also become U.S. Senators, ambassadors, and other federal officials. Others have won Pulitzer Prizes, become billionaires, won a Nobel Prize, joined the National Academies, and competed in the Olympics.[27] The college is a top contributor to the Fulbright Program and other fellowships.[28][29][30][31]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fitch Rates Pomona College, CA's Revs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable". Fitch Group. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. "Profile: Who Goes to Pomona?". Pomona College. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. "Pomona's 10th President - G. Gabrielle Starr". Pomona College. Archived from the original on 29 December 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. "Common Data Set 2020–2021". Pomona College. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  5. John Evan Seery. "Somewhere Between a Jeremiad and a Eulogy". Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Archived from the original on 26 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  6. "Student Body". Pomona College. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Life at Pomona". Pomona College. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  8. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "Pomona". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  10. "1885 | Pomona College Timeline". Pomona College. Archived from the original on August 29, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "Admissions and Aid". Pomona College. February 3, 2015. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. "Fast Facts". Pomona College. May 21, 2015. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  13. "Top 100 - Lowest Acceptance Rates". U.S. News. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "CDS 2018-2019". Pomona College.
  15. "Common Data Set 2020–2021". Pomona College. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  16. "National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "America's Top Colleges List". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. "Explore the Full WSJ/THE College Rankings". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. "Introducing the Pomona College Class of 2022". Pomona College. March 15, 2018. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  20. "Endowment per Student". College Raptor. Archived from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. "2020 Most Diverse Colleges in America". Niche. Archived from the original on May 27, 2020. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  22. "Pomona College Profile 2016–2017" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 3, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  23. "Common Data Set 2016–2017" (PDF). Pomona College. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  24. "Pomona College Enrollment Statistics – Fall 2017" (PDF). Pomona College. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. "Student Body- Fall 2018". Pomona College. April 7, 2015. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  26. "Fact Sheet". Pomona College. May 21, 2015. Archived from the original on February 28, 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. Please refer to the List of Pomona College people article for prominent alumni references.
  28. "Home | The Rhodes Scholarships". The Rhodes Trust. Archived from the original on May 23, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  29. "Marshall Scholarships Statistics". Marshall Scholarships. Archived from the original on January 26, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  30. "Meet the Fellows". Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  31. "Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2018-19". The Chronicle of Higher Education. February 10, 2019. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019. Retrieved December 31, 2019.