Pitzer College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Founded as a women's college in 1963, Pitzer College is now a highly-ranked, private, coeducational college. Pitzer College is one of the five undergraduate members of the Claremont Colleges, and students share resources with and often cross register at Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont-McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College. Pitzer has roughly 1,000 students on its 35-acre campus, but the collaborations between the Claremont Colleges gives it the resources of a much larger university. Pitzer has educational objectives rather than core requirements, and the curriculum is highly interdisciplinary with an emphasis on social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. Academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Most Popular Majors

Art, English, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1025
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1025
Faculty: 80

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont California 91711


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Main Phone: 909-621-8000

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 685
Math 600 679

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Pitzer College had test-optional admissions.

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 24%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -24%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1000

Room and Board: 12438

Tuition and Fees: 42550

Total Cost: 56988

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4766

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 51%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 44%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 38%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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