If you are thinking about applying to Pitzer, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the fee for the application is $70.
Students who submit their applications to Pitzer for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Pitzer's admissions stats.
|Pitzer 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||69.23%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||19%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||16%|
These are the application deadlines for Pitzer College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 18|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Pitzer offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 18.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Pitzer is 47%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 18%. In 2022, Pitzer admitted 166 of the 350 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Pitzer College, contact the school directly.
Pitzer has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Pitzer consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Pitzer for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Pitzer, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Pitzer's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Pitzer have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 14.92% submitted a class rank. At Pitzer 69.23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 90.38% were in the top 25% and 98.08% were in the top 50%.
At Pitzer College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||32.52%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||7.36%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1.23%|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Pitzer directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Pitzer considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Pitzer is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 19% of Pitzer's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Pitzer applicants, you should strive to score between 1408 and 1500 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pitzer 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1500 and 25% of scored lower than 1408, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pitzer students scored 762.5 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pitzer students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 700 or higher.
To be most competitive at Pitzer, you should strive to earn between 31 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pitzer's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pitzer students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Pitzer during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Pitzer?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pitzer.
Does Pitzer accept transfer credits?
✅ Pitzer accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Pitzer accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Pitzer accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Pitzer?
✅ Pitzer is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Pitzer's acceptance rate?
✅ Pitzer's acceptance rate is 18%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pitzer?
✅ Pitzer's early decision acceptance rate was 47% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Pitzer? Pitzer is a very selective institution. The Pitzer acceptance rate is 18%. This means that the institution accepts 18 out of every 100 applicants.
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
33 and Above
31 to 33
31 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Pitzer, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.93. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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