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Pomona College

Pomona College

Pomona College

Pomona College is a private, residential, liberal arts college located in Claremont, California. It has ranked in the top ten of liberal arts colleges nationally according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings since their inception and is currently ranked sixth. In 2009, Kiplinger ranked Pomona first among the liberal arts colleges in America. Founded in 1887 in Pomona, California, by a group of Congregationalists, the college moved to Claremont in 1889 to the site of a donated hotel, retaining its name. The school enrolls 1,548 students.

The founding member of the Claremont Colleges, Pomona is a non-sectarian, coeducational school. Its founders strove to create “a college of the New England type”. In order to reach this goal, the board of trustees included graduates of Williams, Dartmouth, Colby and Yale. Beginning in 1925, the Claremont Colleges, which have grown to include five total undergraduate and two graduate institutions, have provided Pomona’s student body with the resources of a larger university while preserving the closeness of a small college.

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Pomona College Tuition and Fees

Students’ financial accounts are required to be current and up to date at all times. All outstanding past due balances must be paid by the first week of classes each semester. If a student is receiving a Perkins or College loan, all promissory loan notes must be signed by the required date shown on the Academic Calendar each semester.


The standard comprehensive charge made to each student for tuition, fees and room and board will total $51,330 for 2010-11. Additional fees for special purposes are listed below. A substantial portion of the total educational cost is borne by the College through the use of contributed funds and income from endowment funds.

The College reserves the right to change any of the following fees at any time should conditions make it necessary.

General Fees

Tuition per semester: $19,043.50
Associated Students per semester: $153.50
Fee deposit (includes room deposit;
one time only, at time of admission): $500.00

Residence Fees

Room per semester: $3,791.00
Board per semester:
Sixteen meals/$160: $2,677.00
(16 meals per week/$160 Board Plus per semester)
All new students are placed on the 16/$160 meal plan that can be changed during the first 10 days of the semester.

Departmental Fees

Fees for selected intercollegiate courses: see course descriptions.
Applied music fees: see department chair.
Fees for Summer Reading Courses: $500

Fees for Part-time Students

Special tuition for students carrying fewer than three courses in a semester:

  • Per course: $6,348
  • Per half-course: $3,174

Auditor’s Fees

For persons, other than those taking courses for credit, per course: $100

Fees for Special Privileges

Payment plan fee, per semester: $50
Late pre-enrollment/enrollment fee: $35
Late payment fee, per month: $25
Returned check fee: $50
Campus fee for automobiles,
per semester: $60
Re-enrollment for senior exams: $50
Diploma replacement fee: $25

The College reserves the right to apply any miscellaneous fees or charges the student may incur to the student account. This includes, but is not limited to, lab fees, library fees, unpaid medical fees and charges due to lost or damaged College property.

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Departments and Programs

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Languages & Literatures
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chicana/o – Latina/o Studies
  • Classics
  • Computer-Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Geology
  • German Language, Literature & Culture
  • Health Sciences Program
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics & Cognitive Science
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy Politics and Economics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Russian
  • Science Technology Society
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

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