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Pitzer College

Claremont, CA, USA
4.00 Average Rating

Pitzer College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southern California and a member of the Claremont Colleges. Pitzer offers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors including the first Secular Studies program in the nation. To provide a transition to college life, all first year students must enroll in a writing-intensive First Year Seminar. In addition, all new students are required to participate in Pitzer’s Orientation Adventure program featuring 4-day bonding exercises exploring Los Angeles and the greater southern California area.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
16%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
48%
Out-Of-State Students
56%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,074
Total Number of Undergrads
1,074
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
30%
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100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,423
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,056
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,056
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$16,844
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,257
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,856
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,132

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
30%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,749
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,434
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$149
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
73%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sagehen
School Colors
Orange/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
New York
Seattle
Portland
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
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.)
Jose from San Diego, CA
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.
Melissa from South Gate, CA

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