Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,878

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 706
Declined 3,554
Total Received 4,260
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Private

1,111

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,111
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

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31-acre campus in Claremont (population: 36,015), 35 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport serves Ontario (10 miles); bus and train serve Pomona (five miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
59%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 706
Declined 3,554
Total Received 4,260

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

42%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$41,614

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,734
Room $10,900
Board $7,630
Additional fees $144
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $75,508
Average Financial Aid - $41,614
Total with Avg. Aid $33,894

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $923,150
State $691,151
Institutional $16,002,273
Other external $497,743
Total $18,114,317

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $132,871
Other external $76,837
Total $209,708

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Financial Aid Office


P: 909 621-8208
F: 909 607-1205
financial_aid@pitzer.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Economics. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Asian-American Studies. yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biophysics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other. yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies. yes
History, General. yes
Human Biology. yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Linguistics. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mathematics, Other. yes
Molecular Biology. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music, General. yes
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other. yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Economy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Portuguese Language and Literature. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Health, Other. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Systems Science and Theory. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Environmental Analysis
  3. Organizational Studies

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Health Professions
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

1,111

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,111
students

Female
57%
635

Male
43%
476

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,082
students

Female
57%
617

Male
43%
465

3%

29
students

Female
62%
18

Male
38%
11

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

15%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Argentina
China
India
Pakistan
Republic Of Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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