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Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

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Overview

Pitzer College is a 4-year institution located in Claremont, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA  91711-6101
United States
Contact Ms. Yvonne Berumen
Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
Email: admission@pitzer.edu
Phone: 909-621-8129
Fax: 909-621-8770

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian-american Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics And Population Biology, Other Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Portuguese Language And Literature Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Alternative And Complementary Medicine And Medical Systems, Other Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
Public Health, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Statistics, Other Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Human Biology Checkmark
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Systems Science And Theory Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Theoretical And Mathematical Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Economy Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Research Methodology And Quantitative Methods Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,415
Applied
605
Accepted
1,119
Enrolled
14%
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Female Admissions

2,995
Females Applied
365
Females Accepted
12%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,420
Males Applied
240
Males Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.89
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
3 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 1st January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 18th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 699 668 730
SAT Math 715 680 750
ACT Composite 32 30 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,734
Private
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Fees

144
Full-time student fees
9,265
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,818
Avg. Financial Aid Package
52,894
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
64,301
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,558
Avg. Loan Aid
5,567
Avg. Grant Aid
45,553
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
97%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,119
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.54%
Black or African American 5.89%
White or Caucasian 48.57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 8.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.46%
Two or more races 9.11%
Other 4.51%

Gender

Male (42.54%)
Female (57.46%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 75%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Kohoutek Festival, Rockabilly Festival and One Night Only (ONO) Festival

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Pitzer Outdoor Adventure, Live Your Best Life Records, Latino Student Union, Pitzer International Student Association and Asian Pacific American Coalition

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

126
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 99
Part-time - 27
Male - 52
Female - 74
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