Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,018

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
37%
500-599
5%
700-800
62%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
30-36
79%
24-29
20%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 605
Declined 3,810
Total Received 4,415
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Private

1,119

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,119
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ontario International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Pitzer Outdoor Adventure
  • Live Your Best Life Records
  • Latino Student Union
  • Pitzer International Student Association
  • Asian Pacific American Coalition

Top Events

  • Kohoutek Festival
  • Rockabilly Festival
  • One Night Only (ONO) Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
59%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
37%
500-599
5%
700-800
62%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
30-36
79%
24-29
20%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.89

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 605
Declined 3,810
Total Received 4,415

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,692

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,734
Room & board $17,432
Additional fees $284
Books & supplies $1,100
Other fees $1,300
Total $75,850
Average Financial Aid - $7,692
Total with Avg. Aid $68,158
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

roller derby, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Asian-American Studies
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Economics, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Human Biology
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Organizational Behavior Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,119

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,119
students

Female
57%
643

Male
43%
476

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,094
students

Female
58%
626

Male
42%
468

3%

25
students

Female
68%
17

Male
32%
8

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 78%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

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

30

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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