Pomona College Visit Report by burntsnowman
Admissions Interview: Yes - Son felt that it was a very positive interview. Interviewer (who was from South America) was very friendly, and the two of them had a lively and enjoyable discussion about son's language/cultural immersion experiences in Argentina and Brazil, as wel
Information Session: Yes - Information session could have been better. Evinced an elitist attitude out of character with the rest of the visit and son's subsequent experiences.
Campus Tour: Yes - Campus is just plain gorgeous, and definitely a selling point, together with the SoCal location. Campus seemed even prettier when son moved in this fall. Top notch dorms and facilities. Very good food. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Campus Visit Notes for Pomona College
Pomona gave the impression of being very nurturing to it's students, especially the new freshmen and transfers. This is an important point if you are concerned about sending your son or daughter far from home. It is also situated in a fun and beautiful part of the country, which adds to the college experience and high quality of life. Easy to make a vacation out of visiting your child, or bringing him/her back and forth to campus.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Sheraton Fairplex, about 5-10 easy minutes away from campus, was excellent and good value. It provides free shuttles to campus, shopping centers, etc. (as, apprently, do many fof the local hotels.) Very attentive staff.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Sheraton restaurant was very good, especially hot and cold buffet breakfast. Harvard Square restaurant directly adjacent to campus was outstanding. Don Jose's near the MontClair Mall and Target was fun, good, and inexpensive. Fast service.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
We can't wait to explore the surrounding area during visits and family vacations. Have so far sampled LA, visited Yosemite and Sequoia National Forest, and skiid Heavenly.