Tuition & Fees

$52,236

$52,236

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
49%
600-699
44%
500-599
7%
700-800
44%
600-699
49%
500-599
7%
30-36
66%
24-29
34%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 569
Declined + 3,573
Total Received 4,142
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Private (nonprofit)

1,089

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Environmental Analysis
  3. Psychology
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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 1,089
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: 36,054), 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
77%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
80%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
49%
600-699
44%
500-599
7%
700-800
44%
600-699
49%
500-599
7%
30-36
66%
24-29
34%

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 Required of some

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 569
Declined + 3,573
Total Received 4,142

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
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Yvonne Berumen
Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
P: 800 PITZER1
F: 909 621-8770
admission@pitzer.edu

Cost

Tuition $51,964
Room $9,378
Board $2,650
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $65,264
Average Financial Aid - $45,338
Total with Avg. Aid $19,926

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,338

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $991,455
State $693,166
Institutional $15,361,631
Other external $373,660
Total $17,419,912

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $79,320
Other external $73,370
Total $152,690

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
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%

1,089
students

Female
56%
606

Male
44%
483

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,056
students

Female
57%
592

Male
43%
464

undergraduatePart-time

4%

33
students

Female
43%
14

Male
57%
19

Student Break-down

8%
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
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

9%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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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