The Claremont Colleges Consortium is a unique grouping, allowing for optimal use of resources between schools. All five colleges have their own campuses, but are adjacent to one another, physically separated by small roads and distinct styles in architecture. The colleges are located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and less than two hours from five different skiable mountains.
Located in the quaint college town of Claremont, Pomona College is the oldest of the Claremont Colleges consortium. The campus is scattered with Mission Style buildings and grassy quads surrounded by 400 year old oak trees. As the largest college in the consortium, Pomona attracts students looking for a liberal arts education coupled with a kind and accepting atmosphere.
Coffee: Right on campus head to student run, The Motley. It has a great vibe, and is full of students from all of the 5 schools. Some Crust Bakery is located in the Village, and is really popular for coffee and breakfast sliders. The lines are always long on weekend mornings, but it's worth the wait!
Lunch: Located at the northeast tip of the campuses, the Pitzer's Grove House serves great sandwiches and salads. The national chain, Le Pain Quotidien, has a spot in the village. Everyone loves Dr. Grubb’s, serving health minded cuisine to a packed house. Crepes de Paris is good not just for their crepes, but also for their sandwiches and salads.
Casual: It’s all about Belgian beers and gourmet burgers at gastropub The Back Abbey (don’t skip the soft pretzel). Eureka Burger is another favorite spot for burgers. Union on Yale, serving seasonal Californian fare has both indoor and outdoor seating available. If you like Spanish tapas, book a table at Viva Madrid.Two popular eclectic spots are Bua Thai and Walter’s, which has many Afghan specials on their menu, and live music on Fridays.
Local Attractions: One student describes visiting Claremont…If you have extra time enjoy a walk from the campuses to the village and just explore. It’s a really great area, with lot’s of big trees, cute craftsman homes, and a quirky, charming center with a record store, cheese cave, and bustling farmer’s market (if you come on Sunday!) There are fun boutique shops, great frozen yogurt, and a movie theater, plus tons of restaurants. Go for a hike at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, aka "The Loop", or drive up Mount Baldy and hike one of the trails there.
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POMONA FAST FACTS
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Small - 1,642 Undergraduates
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-5901
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NCAA Division III
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