The Life-Changing Decision Pants

We see you! ‘Tis the season for prospective students, and sure enough, here you are! You’re walking around campus, going on tours, clutching maps, and carrying or wearing admissions paraphernalia. You are equipped with your nicest business-casual interview outfits and nervous-looking parents, trying to get a read on different schools and whether you might see yourself th...
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What Pomona Isn’t

Pomona is an incredible institution, so it makes sense that so much of what you hear about it is positive. If you like to measure the worth of things in rankings, we're #8 on the Forbes national list, #5 on the U.S. News & World Report liberal arts college list, #20 on The Daily Beast's list (#1 and #7 on the "Student Life" and "Campus Quality" sublistings, respectively), a...
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To You, Class of 2019 and Beyond

Hi!  We probably won't ever formally be introduced, and I'd consider myself lucky to even get a glimpse of you as we pass each other on campus, but I just wanted to give you something that hopefully convinces you that coming to Pomona is / was the right decision for you. I've already written a post in which I explained why I applied to Pomona College, but for me there's ...
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Bracketology, or How to Pick a College

It's that time of the year again. No, I'm not talking about spring break, mating season for half of the world's animals, or the looming start of major league baseball. It's March Madness time. Picking brackets is something of an art and a lottery at the same time. Statistically, those who spent weeks researching the 68 teams in the tournament fare no better than those who le...
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