A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Pitzer College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Address
1050 N Mills Ave
Claremont, CA 91711

Pitzer College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1300-1450
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$25,521/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,553/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,849/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,904/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,949/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
89%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,036Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    50%
  • Free-Thinkers
    20%
  • Pitzer
    20%
  • Hippie
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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My first two years at Pitzer College have been nothing but good experiences with amazing people. If you are looking for a small liberal arts school that you can have a close relationship with your professors and upperclassmates. Coming from Hawaii I didn't know what to expect but hearing really good thing about Pitzer, like how beautiful the school is and how they care about being sustianable and helping the communities around them improve and transition into also becoming sustainable caught by eye. I love that you can go to any of the other campuses around and eat at any dinning hall you choose. The food is incredible and the staff are awesome! Highly recommend checking Pitzer College out for amazing experiences in college! Goodluck
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Pitzer College is truly a place I can call home. Despite some far-left tendencies that are hard to deal with at times, there are plenty of opportunities at the Claremont Colleges to get away from that and still find a community. At Pitzer, the professors are brilliant and caring educators that really are concerned with the students, rather than getting a reputation or working on research. There's plenty of opportunities to interact with professors in and outside the classroom. The food is amazing, and so are the festivals on campus!
I am currently a senior at Pitzer and have loved my experience here! The social life is amazing and inclusive, the academics are rigorous but the professors are always there to help, and the campus and students are quirky as ever.