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Pomona College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Pomona College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 834 out of 8,099 applicants or 10% were admitted making Pomona College a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,865 3,234 8,099
Accepted 443 391 834
Acceptance Rate 9% 12% 10%
Enrolled 209 191 400
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 49% 48%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Pomona College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Pomona College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 30 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pomona College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1430 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1365. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1495 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1430 1560
SAT Reading 710 780
SAT Math 720 780
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 28 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >16%
32 to 34 Avg + 10%-16%
30 to 32 Avg - 6%-10%
28 to 30 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 28 Low <4%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1560 and Above Good >16%
1495 to 1560 Avg + 10%-16%
1430 to 1495 Avg - 6%-10%
1365 to 1430 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 1365 Low <4%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Pomona College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pomona College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121345 IPEDS survey data for Pomona College.



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