Pomona College is committed to need-blind admissions and meeting the demonstrated financial need of students; according to the college, 56% of students receive some form of financial aid, and the median total debt after graduation is just $11,782. The school also has an exceptional graduation rate of nearly 94%.

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As a smaller college — its total enrollment is less than 1,800 students — Pomona College boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 15.

Despite its small size, Pomona College has 48 majors and minors, offering about 650 course options. Students also have the option of taking classes offered by members of the Claremont Colleges consortium — Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps. The schools also combine to offer many Division III sports and extracurricular groups. One of the oldest such groups is The Student Life newspaper, and one of the largest is On the Loose, which sponsors outdoor trips for students.

Pomona College has a dynamic campus community, with 98% of its students living on-campus in one of the school's 14 residence halls.