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Pitzer College Reviews

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  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, goal-oriented, eco-friendly, students looking to get the feel of a large school in a smaller setting

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind and enjoy the college experience to the fullest. Don't over exert yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Pitzer is pretty expensive, the opportunities and experiences students receive is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is the smallest out of the Claremont Colleges, but it's beautiful. Right next to the San Bernadino mountains, the freshman dorms are only 2 years old and eco-friendly. Pitzer has native plants around campus and the entire campus is eco-friendly. Most people are friendly, the staff is awesome and living on campus is terrific.

    Am learning a lot

    Pitzer College as well as the entire Claremont Colleges offers many opportunities and resources including the Claremont Consortium, the Keck Joint Science Center, Student Health Services and others. Students also have the opportunity to create their own major if they feel Pitzer doesn't offer what their looking for. The professors are great and willing to help students.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for people that are interested in non profit organization, the environment, but also their is a broad range of people because of all five colleges that allow you to pursue any career.

    Tips for prospective students

    The one tip I would like to emphasize is that college is no joke, and even though it is very fun hard work is awaiting you. Lastly, is that you should visit colleges before attending them because when I visited Pitzer I changed my mind on where I wanted to spend four years of my life at.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Pitzer is expensive, but it is worth every penny because their are so many resources available. You have instant access to Teachers and faculty members. Classes are challenging and have a 12:1 student ratio that allows you to connect with teachers not just be another student in the college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy my stay at Pitzer everyday a little more. The only downside is that it is far from Illinois where I grew up, but that is easily overlooked by all the easy going people on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Arriving at Pitzer I was frightened and excited to attend classes. For the first couple of weeks I was astonished and overwhelmed by all the work required for each class. At the end of the semester, through all the intensive hours of emerging myself in each topic, I feel like I learned so much. I feel confident in each topic I studied and am capable of sharing, and teaching them to others.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! I stayed in the newer complex and it's 2 kids per room with a bathroom shared by two rooms. The rooms were small, but nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I attended a class as a shadow and I thought the topics were extremely interesting and all the students seemed genuinely interested and cared about the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself! Don't try to fake anything on your application and write (this is cheesy) from the heart.

    In three sentences

    It's a small school that doesn't feel small because of the 5 other colleges surrounding it. They're all extremely close to each other. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Pomona to Pitzer (and they're at opposite corners.)

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can do anything for fun. Movies, theaters, plays, etc. Anything you can imagine, it's possible to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing. The workers are friendly, and they love to have a conversation with you. They will become your friends. If you have any allergies, they will accommodate for you or if you'd like a particular ingredient, they will bring it to you.

    Dorm Life

    The settings are great. You have your friends nearby. It's coed, but you live in a same sex suit, unless you prefer not to after your first year. The R.A.s try their best in creating the best setting for you, but they are there if you have any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    It is intense, but the rigor depends on what field you choose to go into. It will be hard, but you will have help in so many ways. Don't be afraid to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for academic rigor, but realize professors are here for you. You're never alone in Pitzer. Small school setting, but you have the resources of a large school.

    In three sentences

    Pitzer has an amazing curriculum where it is open to let students shape their own education. We believe in social responsibility, and we have tons of opportunities to be socially active. Pitzer's food is amazing, and anyone would love it.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    non existant

    Great for these types of students

    Independent thinkers

    What to do for fun

    I'll find out once I'm on campus

    Food and Dining

    I've heard the food is good and dining card allows students to eat at any of the 5C's which are a part of the consortium

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started yet but have heard it is rigorous

    In three sentences

    Pitzer allows for a great opportunity to be a part of the consortium of 5 colleges. Pitzer focuses on interdisciplinary courses. Pitzer has a great ratio of students to teachers.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hammocks and tightrope. Camping and hiking trips are available.

    Food and Dining

    They have a very nice lunch spread.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a High GPA and do some activist work.

    In three sentences

    It seems legit. Nice campus. Organic and vegetarian meals are a plus.