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.
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Pitzer College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
Pitzer College Reviews
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
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