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Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
Pitzer College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational, liberal arts institution, is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, CA, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is an intimate college backed by the resources of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools, with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Blending classroom instruction with field work, Pitzer engages a student's mind, heart and spirit by integrating educational resources on campus, abroad and in the local community. It offers a curriculum that spans 40 major fields and focuses on interdisciplinary, intercultural education, with an emphasis on social responsibility and community service.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,089
   Women 606 (55.6%)
   Men 483 (44.4%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 14% of 4,142 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.82
SAT Math 673 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 665 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests       X
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,192
  Tuition and Fees $50,430
  Room and Board $15,762
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $47,280
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 96
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 57% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Claremont Population 35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 76% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cecil Sagehen
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.7% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
16.7% Hispanic/Latino
10.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.2% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students 10.7% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 82.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 7.5%