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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
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Pitzer is a highly rated private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,046 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Pitzer acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Environmental Science. Graduating 83% of students, Pitzer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

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
16%
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

Cost

Net Price
$26,935/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$41,257/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
45%

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
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
89%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,046Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    24%
  • Non conformist
    24%
  • Intelligent
    18%
  • Free spirit
    12%
  • Hippie
    12%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Searching for Identity
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    38%
  • Intelligent
    19%
  • Free-Thinkers
    13%
  • Pitzer
    13%
  • Hippie
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Neo-Liberals
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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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Pitzer College Reviews

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The 5 Cs are arguably the best liberal arts consortium in the country and kind of like a hidden gem. I feel very lucky to be able to attend Pitzer, where the professors are engaging leaders in their fields, the student body truly wants to make the world a better place, and the entire community is intelligent, open minded, and kind. The food is incredible and mostly farm to table with many veg and organic options. Everyone is into a million things on campus, clubs are super popular, and kids are politically active and work toward social justice and environmental sustainability. We party and have fun, but academics are the priority. Some of our teams are highly ranked, like Swim & Dive which is 8th in the country. Claremont is an awesome college town. It’s just a special school - so happy to call it home. Thank you, Pitzer!
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I graduated twenty years ago from Pitzer College. I was part of the Joint Science Dept which was A +! I did not have many classes at Pitzer since I was a science major. Back then Pitzer had the reputation of being the "easy" Claremont College to get accepted into, and the students were stereotyped as hippie and drug users. Each Claremont College is vastly different, and as you research the 2019 commencement choices, you can come to your own conclusion regarding each school's reputation and campus environment.
My dream school! Amazing location amazing academics and environment. I literally can’t stop talking about this school with friends and family haha i’m obsessed. The core values of course are really what set it apart from the other 5cs and I feel that pitzer deserves more of a personal identity apart from the other colleges. It deserves much more individual recognition because it really is such a unique educational establishment. I am so lucky I go here and recommend it to anyone who is really looking to go to school with passionate and brilliant peers. The food is incredible of course and they’re super accommodating to vegans (my personal dietary restriction). Claremont is an adorable charming city and a comfortable distance from LA. All in all, PZ is such a special school that I love so much