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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,119
Undergraduates
476
Men - 42.5%
644
Women - 57.5%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
14% of 4,415 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.89
SAT Math
715 average
680-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
699 average
668-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$68,043
Tuition and Fees
$55,878
Room and Board
$9,265
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$52,894
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,489
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
99
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
57%
20-29
26%
30-39
3%
40-49
1%
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Los Angeles Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cecil Sagehen
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
9.2%
Black/African-American
6.4%
Hispanic/Latino
15.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.5%
White
53%
Unknown
4.9%
International Students
8.0%
First-Year Students Returning
93.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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