Tuition & Fees

$50,430

$50,430

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
33%
600-699
55%
500-599
12%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 559
Declined + 3,590
Total Received 4,149
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Private (nonprofit)

1,067

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Sociology
  3. Media Studies
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Codes

SAT 4619
ACT 0363

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School Facts

Pitzer is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Its 31-acre campus is located in Claremont, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,067
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Claremont, CA

31-acre campus in Claremont (population: 35,824), 35 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport serves Ontario (10 miles); bus and train serve Pomona (five miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Pitzer College
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
33%
600-699
55%
500-599
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 559
Declined + 3,590
Total Received 4,149

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jamila Everett
Interim Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
P: 800 PITZER1
admission@pitzer.edu

Cost

Tuition $50,160
Room & board $15,762
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $67,192
Average Financial Aid - $45,042
Total with Avg. Aid $22,150

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,042

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $963,328
State $575,489
Institutional $13,648,520
Other external $415,857
Total $15,603,194

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $70,725
Other external $92,572
Total $163,297

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III), Western Water Polo Association (Division III)
Mascot
Sagehen
School colors
orange and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Black Studies
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Classics
Dance
Economics
English
English/World Literature
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Gender/Feminist Studies
History
Human Biology
International/Intercultural Studies
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Linguistics
Management Engineering
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Media Studies
Molecular Biology
Music
Neuroscience
Organismal Biology/Ecology
Organizational Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economics
Political Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science/Management
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Third World Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,067
students

Female
57%
608

Male
43%
459

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,036
students

Female
58%
591

Male
42%
445

undergraduatePart-time

3%

31
students

Female
55%
17

Male
45%
14

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

11%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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