Pitzer College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Claremont, California. Pitzer was founded in 1963 and the school enrolls around 1,185 students a year, which includes 1,185 undergraduate students. Pitzer provides housing for up to 1,000 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.
📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Pitzer for Fall 2023 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.
There are many ways for students to get involved at Pitzer!
Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Pitzer's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Pitzer students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Pitzer does not have any greek life opportunties.
Planning to play sports? Pitzer has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pitzer on the Student Life page.
|2022 Pitzer Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||18%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||47%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||19%|
|Percent of Need Met||99.4%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$46,576|
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.
Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Pitzer offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.
It is very difficult to get into Pitzer. The acceptance rate at Pitzer is 18%. Last year, 3,676 students applied to Pitzer and 673 were admitted.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Approximately 93% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Pitzerreturn for the next year. 88% of Pitzer undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 58% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Check with Pitzer directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
As of 2022, the total market value of Pitzer College's endowment was $179.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $32,442 for each full-time student enrolled.
Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
Pitzer meets 99.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $46,576 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $20,763 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pitzer.
Based on this information, does Pitzer seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Pitzer a good school for you?
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Pitzer is located in the suburban setting of Claremont, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.
If you would like to see Pitzer for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 210 and 10 to Claremont, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Ontario International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pitzer and Claremont are like without leaving home.
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1050 N. Mills Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Campus Setting: Suburban
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pitzer is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pitzer is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at Pitzer is like? There are approximately 1,185 students enrolled at Pitzer. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from CA and 57% percent of students are from other states.
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