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.
Pitzer College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
Pitzer College Reviews
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!
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