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Pomona College

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at Pomona
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Your Chances at Pomona
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
2,802
4,351
# Admitted
474
522
% Admitted
16.9%
12.0%
% Overall
13.9%

Students who got into Pomona:

Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (8), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (8)
Just since you haven't heard about Pomona as muchJun 01 2015Undecided
Just since you haven't heard about Pomona as much as the Ivies doesn't mean it's any easier to get into. I don't think any current student has a full understanding of why they got in, but you certainly have to have a strong record and sell yourself well on your application. Pomona is very willing to accept people who may not have the strongest record but who have overcome circumstances of adversity, so if that's you, don't hesitate to apply!
ACT: 35 Male
Have something you're passionate about and portray that passionJun 20 2014Perfomance Arts
Have something you're passionate about and portray that passion in your personal statement. Be engaged in your community (volunteer, perform, work) and be ready to talk about your experiences. My main advice is to be an interesting person outside of your academic achievement. In many cases it's your experiences and engagement of the world that will be the deciding factor in your admission so stand out!
ACT: 29 Female
Essays and diversity! Showcase yourself to the admission officers-Jan 31 2012Chemistry
Essays and diversity! Showcase yourself to the admission officers- they want to build a diverse class. Good test scores and rank is important as well.
ACT: 35 SAT: 2280 Male
Frankly, a high SAT score and GPA will beApr 09 2009Political Science
Frankly, a high SAT score and GPA will be enough; Pomona's selectivity outstrips that of say, instate applications to UC berkeley, but is nowhere near as competitive as admission to most Ivies. I personally know a significant contingent of people at Pomona who were hoping for Yale or Brown but had to settle for Pomona instead. This is not to say that a good experience is impossible; just that many people have, at one point, had other aspirations.
SAT: 2310 Male
High school GPA was over 4Nov 18 2008Unknown
High school GPA was over 4.0 on a weighted scale, captain of multiple varsity sports teams, as well as involvement in a ton of extracurriculars. I interviewed on campus (highly recommended) and was pleased to find that they just wanted to get to know me rather than evaluate me. It's all about whether or not you will "fit" at Pomona - not so much whether you're qualified (as most applicants are very qualified). Make yourself stand out!
SAT: 1360 Female
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