Pomona College Visit Report by raindrop1019

Visit to Pomona College in October 2020 by raindrop1019
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Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Admissions counselors seemed to tiptoe around some of the major questions about test scores and extracurricular expectations, but were helpful in expl

Campus Tour: Yes - I had a very nice tour guide who was very enthusiastic about Pomona. Although a history major, she was able to touch on all the academic offerings of


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Incredible. Everyone seemed to know and be friends with everyone. Current students stopped to wave and chat when they saw we were on a tour.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Did not have much interaction with staff.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Amazingly beautiful!



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
almost too perfect! Classroom we saw on tour had real wood desks. Coming from a run-down public high school, it was hard for me to picture myself livi



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Seemed all right, not spectactular. Daily newspapers are provided in every dorm and students seemed to read them. A definite community feel.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Due to college's suburban location, this did not seem to be a problem at all.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There are 4 other colleges within walking distance. This makes for a more diverse social scene. Students seemed to have friends at all 5 colleges. How



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Cute little town. The drugstore was family owned and operated, which was a throwback. Decent amount of restaurants and coffeeshops. Town seems to be o

Campus Visit Notes for Pomona College


Visit Description:

Pomona seems to be the ideal liberal arts college. Unfortunately, it is not well known even in California. Prospective students on tour that day were from all over the country, though. You could definitely feel the effect of the HUGE endowment on this small school. It is being put to use in all areas. Everything from the lab facilities to the performance halls were top knotch. For such a small school, there were TONS of extracurricular clubs and organizations with high participation rates. One thing that had me taken aback were the large numbers of students wearing clothing with other college's logos. I think this may be common at other colleges too, though?