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  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 1,029 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Pitzer acceptance rate is 14%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Environmental Sciences. Graduating 88% of students, Pitzer alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1050 N Mills Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
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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
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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.40 responses
90%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,029Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    33%
  • Non conformist
    25%
  • Free spirit
    17%
  • Hippie
    17%
  • Searching for Identity
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    45%
  • Free-Thinkers
    18%
  • Pitzer
    18%
  • Hippie
    9%
  • Neo-Liberals
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ 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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Pitzer College Reviews

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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
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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
The people are so friendly and genuinely care about what they do! Everyone here is for a reason, environmental conservation and ecological studies seem to be the norm here but everyone has their own niche and all of the students are really passionate. The campus is so beautiful, unique, and quirky in the best way-- Pitzer is like a botanical garden; it is full of California local plants, lots and lots of succulents, it is like walking into a lush, green, desert.