Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Nightlife: Social life at Pitzer is great. The set up of the Claremont consortium is such that you have small classes, but just about every week there is a 5C party where all schools come together and you socialize with many different people! Of course, there are lots of smaller gatherings if you aren't into the big scene.

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Nightlife: On-campus parties are usually really good, besides Pitzer parties, there are always things going on around the other campus; there is never nothing to do.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus are fun (at least for the fist two years), and there are usually a couple every weekend. There are a couple of bars that everyone goes to-the Black Watch and the Press. As far as clubs go, there is not much out here, but there are fun places in LA.

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Nightlife: Parties are okay as far as they go. Five colleges mean more parties and variety. There are always the Mudd parties to go to, which are usually wilder and wetter.

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Nightlife: Basically, the social life is on campus. There aren't really any frats, so people are welcome at all parties. Although, there are some that just aren't worth going to.

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Nightlife: 5C parties are usually well attended and frequently feature free alcohol. For really good nightlife, though, you need to leave Claremont.

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Nightlife: I have friends that ask me what there is to do at Pitzer since it is so small. My answer is just about anything. There is always a party somewhere or some activity being put on by one of the colleges. I don't think I have ever been bored in my two years here.

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Diversity: Pitzer is working on its diversity; as a student of color, one may consider Pitzer to be predominantly white, but the numbers are better than most campuses.

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Diversity: Pitzer is as diverse as you can expect a private liberal-arts college to be. For what we are, we are pretty diverse. But, we are still not going to have the diversity of an inner-city high school. We try, though!

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Diversity: [Diversity] is incredible. We have every thing here: transgender, transsexual, homosexual, heterosexual-you name it. We are very accepting of all races, religions, and people.

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Diversity: The kids at Pitzer come mostly from upper-class/upper-middle-class families. They may be very open about diversity, but there is a lack of minority status on campus. I don't think it matters what color your skin is, you'll still have a support group of Pitzer kids behind you and fighting for your rights against `The Man.'

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Diversity: I don't think there is an ethnicity you can name for which I could not find someone on campus.

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Diversity: I rather enjoy Pitzer's diversity. Being the only Caucasian in a suite of eight close friends was an enlightening experience.

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Diversity: There is a decent representation of all ethnicities and cultures, but they tend to form cliques, so you may not see much interaction.

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Diversity: It's a very diverse campus. The only problem is there is not enough diversity awareness going on. Most organizations that focus on ethnic diversity are great to have as a presence on campus, but most people in social situations tend to stick in certain groups. The events on the 5Cs relating to racism and discrimination have proved that there needs to be more education about racial diversity and how to overcome and accept our differences; then we need to party together.

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Diversity: Compared to most campuses, Pitzer is very diverse, but it does not think it is diverse enough and is constantly working hard to try and make it a more diverse college in every way.

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Diversity: Pitzer is very diverse including the faculty, administration, and staff.

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Diversity: The campus is pretty diverse. My opinion is perhaps somewhat skewed since I came from a high school that was 50 percent Asian. Here, it is maybe 50 percent Caucasian and 50 percent everything else.

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Campus Strictness: They're not that strict, but if you are throwing a party, they may come out if you are being loud. They mostly just give out tickets and drive around on golf carts looking for drunk wanderers.

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Campus Strictness: The campus police are pretty relaxed.

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Campus Strictness: They are not very strict. Depends on how obvious you are being. If you are flaunting it-well, then you deserve it.

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Campus Strictness: Campus Security is usually very lenient with drugs and alcohol. Most of the time, the way to go is just don't be stupid. Don't walk around with an open container or you'll get busted. No one really ever gets arrested but the RAs, so sometimes you will get the smack down if you're being `disobedient.' A word of advice: don't be stupid, and you won't have any problems.

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Campus Strictness: Right now, the OSA is trying to make policies enforced in a stronger manner, but compared to other schools, the policies are pretty weak.

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Campus Strictness: They are realistic about it.

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Campus Strictness: As long as you keep it on the DL, you are fine.

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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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