Pitzer College

1050 N Mills Ave, Claremont, United States
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Overview of Pitzer College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,112
    • Men:511 Men (46.0%)
    • Women:601 Women (54.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pitzer College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1050 North Mills Avenue
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Phone
(909) 621-8129
Fax
(909) 621-8770
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 18, February 12
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 3,753 applicants were admitted
Women
14% of 2,493 applicants were admitted
Men
21% of 1,260 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
329 (54%) of 608 admitted students enrolled
Women
185 (54%) of 344 admitted students enrolled
Men
144 (55%) of 264 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.89
375 And Above
57%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
706 average |670-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
58%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
5%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
47%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |29-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
69%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,236 (74.09%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,264 (23.07%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (1.42%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pitzer College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001172
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
143 (54.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
106 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
105 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,934
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 105 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,050
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 98 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,162
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3 (1.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,833

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
530 (50.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
437 (82.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
428 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
428 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,929
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 422 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,048
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 378 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,526
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 17 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
12 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,708

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
32%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,947
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, United World College Scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


36

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


69%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pitzer College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


82.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Natural resources/environmental science, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, public administration, mathematics, psychology with Claremont Graduate University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    35,457

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Los Angeles

    Campus Size


    35 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
    Rain
    35 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    5 mile(s) from campus in Pomona
    Nearest Train Station
    5 mile(s) from campus in Pomona

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    72% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    28%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Cecil Sagehen
    School Colors
    Blue and orange

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, soccer

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Pitzer College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student senate, the other side, without a box, residence hall association, pact (pitzer activities)

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,074

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,112
    Women
    601
    Men
    511

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 10.4% Asian
    • 6.9% Black/African-American
    • 17.1% Hispanic/Latino
    • 8.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 51.0% White
    • 6.0% Unknown

    International Students


    10.9% from 31 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources