Resting on a 140 acre campus, Pomona College features 14 residence halls as well as seven total dining rooms. Students wishing to live off campus must apply for permission, but nearly all decide to live on campus for all four years. The library, available to all Claremont College students, is the largest library arts college collection in the United States. It consists of 2 million volumes, 30,000 microfilm reels, 1 million microfiche, 60,000 periodicals, and more.

A large number of students decide to take part in Pomona’s varsity sports, consisting of 21 teams. Known as the Sagehens, Football, All Track Combined, Basketball are the most popular choices. The school has 450 athletes, almost 20% of students. Intramural and club sports are also available.

Throughout the Claremont Colleges, there are over 250 clubs and organizations, including several publications (The Student Life, The Undecided, Claremont Port Side, and Passwords). Political students can take part in the Pomona Student Union to discuss social issues on campus. For the more adventurous, On The Loose is suggested. This outdoors club regularly takes trips to nature including the mountains, desert, ocean, Yosemite, and Joshua Tree National Park. Students can also take part in Ski-Beach Day, a 20+ year tradition at Ponoma. Students are taken to a local ski resort for skiing and snowboarding in the morning, and then to the beach for the afternoon.

For those with an interest in music, the singing groups may be a calling (Men’s Blue and White, Claremont Shades, Mood Swing, and more). The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance company should also be considered as it is one of the largest organizations on the campus with over 130 dancers, featuring different expertise levels, events, and performances.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Clark, Cottages, Gibson Hall, Harwood Court, Lawry Court, Lyon Court, MuddBlaisdell Hall, Norton Hall, Oldenborg Center, Pomona Hall, Smiley Hall, Sontag Hall, Walker Hall, Wig Hall

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
    Basketball - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
    Baseball - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
    Cross Country/Track - Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 68 58
Baseball 30
Basketball 18 14
Football 58
Golf 12 7
Lacrosse 20
Soccer 26 29
Softball 16
Swimming and Diving 34 30
Tennis 16 15
Volleyball 12
Water Polo 12 18
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 247
Female Athletes 203


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$87,242 (5.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$101,103 (4.6)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

Nearby Restaurants

The Sweet Swirl

Miles From Campus: 1.37
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Rök House Brewing Company

Miles From Campus: 1.39
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Sanctuary Coffee

Miles From Campus: 1.4
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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt

Miles From Campus: 2.4
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My Delight CupCakery

Miles From Campus: 2.57
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Fratello's Pizza & Pasta

Miles From Campus: 2.9
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Upland Donuts

Miles From Campus: 2.9
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Domi's Peruvian Cuisine

Miles From Campus: 3.47
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Mi Cafecito Coffee

Miles From Campus: 3.6
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Daddy O's Rockin Cafe

Miles From Campus: 3.64
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Miles From Campus: 3.81
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Ashirwad The Blessings

Miles From Campus: 4
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The Flinderstreet Cafe

Miles From Campus: 4.74
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Rail Side Cafe

Miles From Campus: 5.45
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Painted Dough

Miles From Campus: 5.74
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Cha for Tea

Miles From Campus: 6.61
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The Farm Cottage

Miles From Campus: 6.94
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Dilliwala Indian Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 7.82
Great food .... best Indian food ever ... Must try Tandoori Chicken Great food .... best Indian food ever ... Must try Tandoori Chicken

Emazing Meals

Miles From Campus: 30.79
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The Last Drop Cafe

Miles From Campus: 0.34
Great drinks and friendly staff! Cute little cafe in the heart of Claremont! They even have stamp cards for all of you frequent coffee (or other) drinkers!

Tutti Mangia Italian Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.34
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Union On Yale

Miles From Campus: 0.35
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Miles From Campus: 0.36
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Grizzby's Biscuits & Donuts

Miles From Campus: 0.4
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Miles From Campus: 0.46
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Kazama Sushi

Miles From Campus: 0.5
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Miles From Campus: 0.54
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Miles From Campus: 0.61
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Miles From Campus: 0.69
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Miles From Campus: 0.8
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Miles From Campus: 1.35
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Mission Tiki Drive In Theatre

Miles From Campus: 2.74
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