Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. We offer a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,740 students who come from 63 nations and all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.
With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, our students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. And our location—within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert and beaches—provides countless opportunities for field study, research and internships.
Almost all students live in one of 16 residence halls on our 140-acre campus. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, we offer both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university.
Number of Students/Period of Study
Pomona College invites one student from ICU to study at Pomona College for the full academic year as a non-degree student.
ICU will nominate a candidate for study at Pomona in accordance with the following:
- Successful completion of at least two full years of academic work by the beginning of the Pomona College enrollment period.
- Adequate English language preparation, including a minimum TOEFL score of 100 or a minimum IELTS score of 7 overall and 7 in each of the 4 skills sections.
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average)
- Evidence of
- a sincere motivation and preparation for the academic program available at Pomona College
- an interest in taking advantage of the breadth in the curriculum offered by a small, liberal arts college
- the capacity to adjust to cross-cultural experiences
Visiting students will be assigned an appropriate academic adviser and will be provided the same choice in course selection as regular, degree-seeking students, to the extent that the student's academic background and language proficiency permit. Visiting students will enroll in a minimum of two credits at Pomona College each semester. For the remaining two credits, student may enroll in classes taught at Pomona College or one of the other Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, or Pitzer College).
An academic transcript for the year will be sent to the ICU International Educational Exchange Office.
Pomona College Course Catalog
Visiting students live in an on-campus residence hall
for the full academic year.
Visiting students will participate in the International Student Orientation
as well as Pomona College's New Student Orientation
, which includes the Orientation Adventure
A wide range of student services and support is available. Please visit our Division of Student Affairs
for more information.
Pomona College offers a vibrant and active range of clubs, activities, sports, and events. As part of The Claremont Colleges consortium, students at Pomona benefit from being a part of the larger consortium community as well, with more than 8,000 students you can meet through 250+ clubs and 2,000+ classes. More information on Life at Pomona
The cost of attendance includes the full comprehensive fee
, plus mandatory health insurance. Pomona invoices ICU for Pomona College tuition and visiting students for the regular room, board, mandatory health insurance, and student body fee.