Pomona College Visit Report by Monkeydo12

Visit to Pomona College in October 2020 by Monkeydo12
(Parent of Student)
(Member since October 28 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - One of the admissions staff provided an engaging and informative session, with Q&A. Very worthwhile and well attended, most useful and friendly approach, enhanced our opinion greatly.

Campus Tour: Yes - Tour was large and our tour guide was late, but in the end we got away and the tour guide (F Junior) was very informative and really answered all questions thrown at her, she was charming & bright

Overnight Visit: No - No

Classroom Visit: No - No


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
It was the week before exams when we visited during our Spring break, but those students around were friendly and two boys invited us into their dorm just to see, so that was nice of them.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All staff we met including Admissions office front desk, Admissions Officer and tour guide were friendly and informative.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Have to say its immaculate, but each college kind of blends into one another, very green and clean.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All buildings seemed in good order, clean and well presented



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Assorted we saw small and good sized dorms, singles and doubles, some of the lounges seemed alittle dated and under used, but those which led into small green courtyards seemed very pleasant.



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
No reason for any concerns.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Really very very pleasant campus, cannot be faulted really, they have done a great job, even the campus blends into the town of Claremont really well and is a cute, artsy and lovely town.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Plenty of choices to eat, visit and stay, Claremont seemed almost ideal, but may be alittle too quite for some students.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very nice town Claremont

Campus Visit Notes for Pomona College


Visit Description:

Visited as part of a West Coast/California swing taking in UCLA, USC and Claremont (Specifically Pomona). It was March and really quite warm and sunny even for S.Cal. We really loved Claremont having visited two larger schools and Pomona quickly moved to the top of our choice for College.

Really a College that can hold a candle to the East Coast LAC, top notch academics, wonderful campus, smart and interesting students and lots of diversity.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Recommend the Hilton in Claremont