Tuition & Fees

$54,056

$54,056

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
48%
600-699
42%
500-599
10%
700-800
58%
600-699
37%
500-599
5%
30-36
69%
24-29
30%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 608
Declined + 3,145
Total Received 3,753
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Private (nonprofit)

1,112

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Media Studies
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4619
ACT 0363

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,112
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: 36,059), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
48%
600-699
42%
500-599
10%
700-800
58%
600-699
37%
500-599
5%
30-36
69%
24-29
30%
18-23
1%

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

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 608
Declined + 3,145
Total Received 3,753

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,929

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,776
Room $9,720
Board $2,744
Additional fees $280
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $67,520
Average Financial Aid - $48,929
Total with Avg. Aid $18,591
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 1

Institution's own financial aid form
January 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 1

State aid form
January 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 1

Business/Farm Supplement
January 1

Other
January 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Kara Moore
Director of Financial Aid
financial_aid@pitzer.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Roller Derby, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Foosball, Pool Volleyball, Racquetball, Soccer (beach/indoor), Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis

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Athletic Directors

Lesley Irvine (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Water Polo Association
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Media Studies
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Psychology

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

1,112

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,112
students

Female
54%
601

Male
46%
511

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,074
students

Female
55%
584

Male
45%
490

4%

38
students

Female
45%
17

Male
55%
21

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
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
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

13%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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 Required of Some
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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Thailand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Todd Sasaki
Associate Director, International Programs
909 621-8308
todd_sasaki@pitzer.edu

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