Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 732 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: not great, i woud prefer school with frats

3 College Freshman

Majors: great for some majors like soc, environmentalism, etc.. but terrible for serious stuff like econ, math, hard sciences, or if you wannna go into buisness

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Nothing to do around claremont schools like lmu have better surrounding area

1 College Freshman

Athletics: sucks if you play water polo. pomona is hella far and the trek back and forth in unbereable

3 College Junior

Athletics: You can play in a team sport if you want to, but it is really not an emphasis of the school. The resources for athletes are pretty good but they are all at Pomona, which is kind of an inconvenience.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity where sexual orientation is concerned- it's a very free to love school, but there are marginal amounts of ethnic/ racial diversity, socio-economic diversity, political diversity, and religious diversity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: It's warm a lot, but it gets cold at night. In the winter, nighttime (and sometimes daytime) can be freezing. It snows on the mountains nearby, so it gets really cold. It's super hot at the beginning and end of the school year, but it's nice warm weather for the most part.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All the dorms are great. There's only one dorm building that is older, but it's the cool dorm since there's a lot of art and many single dorms there plus a living room in each suite. The rest of the dorms are brand new and eco-friendly. They're open and really spacious.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: People aren't really into sports here. We have sports teams, but people don't really care about them. People care more about art, music, and other things like that.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Diversity: There isn't much diversity at Pitzer anymore. The junior and senior classes are more diverse, due to the higher acceptance rate back when they applied. It's kind of sad how the diversity is decreasing year by year. The school is made up of mostly Whites. There are barely any African-Americans at all. The biggest ethnic minority here are Latinos. There is a big diversity regarding sexuality. Many people identify as LGBTQ, gender queer, polygamous, etc. Most people believe in some form of God, but not an institutional religion. Most people are wealthy, but there are about 1/5 of the people on financial aid.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus, neither do many people in general. It's just much more convenient to live on campus since there are so many dorm rooms.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: I am currently undecided, which is totally fine since so many underclassmen are. The workload in general can be a lot or a little, depending on your professor.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I love the classes here. They're really interesting and the professors make class fun. Registering for classes is scary because you randomly get assigned a registration time. The classes you want might get filled, but you can always send in a request to the professor telling them why they should let you be in their class.
There are many study rooms in the residence halls where people go, or you could also just study in your room. Many people actually do their work outside on the grass.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Claremont is small and kind of boring, but it's okay. The campuses make up for it since there's always something going on there.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's generally safe here, but there's always some worry anywhere you go. It might be a little scary walking alone on campus at night when no one is out. I feel safe in every other aspect, though.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The dining options in the Claremont Village are a little expensive for the most part, but it's okay. The diner there is good. You don't really need to dine off campus because of the great food on campus and the variety of food at the other dining halls on the other campuses. Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and Pitzer have the best dining halls.

When you're looking for some snacks late at night, there's an ampm right up the street from Pitzer!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I love the dining hall food at Pitzer! It's so delicious, especially the desserts. I really like how they have Mexican food often. There's different kinds of Mexican food and it's very good (tacos, burritos, sopes, chiles rellenos, tortas, carnitas, birria, nopales, flan, etc). The rest of the food is also really good. I love the falafel.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Transportation: There is no need for transportation on campus. The schools are so small that you do not need a bus. You might want a bike if you have a class on the furthest campus from your school, but you can also walk it.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a lot of financial aid for this school. It's super expensive to go here, but it came out to be the same cost for me as it would be for a UC because of the financial aid I received.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: There are printing stations around campus where you can use printing credit. You get $15 printing credit each semester, which is a lot actually. The computer labs are really nice, too (and quiet). They have macs and PCs available there.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school! I love how small the classes are (mine were 6-15 people). I also really like the dorms; we have suites with a bathroom that we share with only 3 people. It's honestly the best school ever. We're spoiled rotten here.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are resources for people and there are rules against them. It's very nice because you can ask for help if something has gone wrong and you won't get in trouble.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is not that strict. Of course, you will be in trouble if you get caught, but as long as you're smart about everything, you'll be fine. It's really not that bad. The Residence Assistants are very chill for the most part.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't really worry too much about athletics.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus.

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Morgan Peterkin
Hometown
Greenwich, CT
Major
English and World Literature
Grad Year
2012
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Pitzer is a truly wonderful place filled with people who want to make a difference and embrace change. There does not exist one specific Pitzer student; rather, once on campus, you will be welcomed by a myriad of different personalities, opinions, and likes and dislikes. If there were to be a general consensus about the students at Pitzer, it would be that they are driven individuals who seek to make the world a better place. But Pitzer students could not do what they do alone. The student body is a reflection of a much bigger entity: the faculty, staff, administration, groundskeepers, dining hall workers, and everyone else who makes a contribution to the school help to unify it and make it the amazing place the students know it as today. The school has grown so much, and it has only been around since 1963! One can only imagine what immense changes are to come.

Most students enjoy their time at Pitzer and the Claremont Consortium as a whole, though some common complaints include the cost, the lack of school spirit, and the pretty tame party scene. If you look past all of this, though, you will inevitably see that being given the chance to study at Pitzer is the opportunity of a lifetime. Pitzer is not your average higher education institution; it offers unique opportunities such as traveling with your professor to do research or working closely with the administration to make the school the place you want it to be. You may come here for an education, but in reality, you're going to walk away with a whole lot more.

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