Pomona College facts for kids
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Established||October 14, 1887|
|Endowment||$Expression error: Unexpected / operator. billion (2022)|
|Budget||$Expression error: Unexpected / operator. million (2022)|
|Colors||Blue and gold
|NCAA Division III – SCIAC|
|Mascot||Cecil the Sagehen|
Pomona College ( pə-MOH-nə) is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California. It was founded in 1887 by a group of Congregationalists 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 0 students from all 50 U.S. states and 63 countries go there as of[update]. 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. The college's - main campus is in a residential area near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Pomona has the lowest acceptance rate of any U.S. liberal arts college (Expression error: Unexpected / operator.% for the class of 4), 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. It has an endowment of $Expression error: Unexpected / operator. billion as of 2022[update], giving it the eighth-highest endowment per student of any college or university in the U.S. In 2020, Niche ranked Pomona as the most diverse college or university in the country; 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.
Pomona has about 25,000 living alumni. 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. The college is a top contributor to the Fulbright Program and other fellowships.
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