Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 732 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
close
Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing within walking and biking distance of campus.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Housing off campus can be nice, as well as having privacy. Sometimes, once moving off campus, kids don't hang out on campus anymore, and they only come to go to class.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Living on campus is fun, and it's really easy to get around your freshman year. It is ideal to move off campus your junior year because by then you have grown tired of campus life and want to spread out.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: I personally do not think off-campus housing is worth it. It is nice to have a little more privacy, but it is way nicer to be able to leave two minutes before your class in sweats and flip-flops and still get there on time. Besides, if you get too loud on campus, the RA comes to tell you to be quiet. In a real apartment, the police come.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: I loved three years of living on campus, but I am excited to move off and have my own place for the first time in my life.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: The greatest thing about living off campus is peace and quiet, privacy, and having your own kitchen. You don't have to eat in the dining hall, unless you want to, and there is a lot fewer distractions.

Niche User

Parking: It is excellent compared to city campuses or large university campuses that charge outrageous yearly fees or make you park on some street. We get a pretty good deal here at the Claremont Colleges.

Niche User

Parking: Parking is lame; there always seem to be parking in the boonies.

Niche User

Parking: There is plenty of parking out in the gigantic east lot, so there is always somewhere to park.

Niche User

Parking: Every year, parking gets harder and harder since we have limited parking available. It is hard to park in the middle of a school day, but all other times, it is okay.

Niche User

Parking: Not anymore; the freshman class grows every year, and parking is getting tougher. I think that they are in the midst of getting more parking, but if they are not, then having a car will be a problem in the near future.

Niche User

Parking: In the middle of the day, it is not easy to park, but our horror stories are nothing compared to some schools where kids have to pay hundreds of dollars to park and end up six blocks from the dorm.

Niche User

Parking: Parking is usually not a problem, and the permits are cheap.

Niche User

Parking: We are so lucky. Parking is hardly ever a problem and [it is] cheap. I have friends at state schools that pay upwards of $500 bucks a semester for parking-we fortunately pay practically nothing.

Niche User

Parking: I did not have a car for my first two years and it was fine. I never had problems getting a ride from a friend. People are nice enough that I could often borrow a car from a pal-it's no big deal. Now that I am a junior, I have a car. Honestly, there is not much of a difference, but It is worse trying to park in the Village.

Niche User

Parking: I never have a problem parking and it is only $30 a semester!

Niche User

Transportation: While it does not run as often as people would like, it can pretty much get you anywhere you want to go.

Niche User

Transportation: If by public transportation you mean walking, then it is convenient. Otherwise . . . ha!

Niche User

Transportation: Transportation is okay, but sometimes unreliable. We are right on the county line, so the transit authority changes just to the east of the 5Cs, but it works out okay. There are two transit centers in walking distance (about a mile) and the Metrolink Train to Los Angeles as well.

Niche User

Transportation: Transportation in LA is the worst I have ever seen!

Niche User

Transportation: Though it is not used often, the bus system and the train system are fairly good. There is a bus stop just off campus from Pitzer, and the train station, which can take you into LA, is a short walk from campus as well.

Niche User

Transportation: I have never tried it. I just bum rides off people and it's never a problem.

Niche User

Transportation: Never, never, never, never take public transportation; find someone to drive you.

Niche User

Transportation: Transportation is non-existent; bikes are wonderful, and so are your two best friends-your feet.

Niche User

Transportation: What public transportation? Your best bet is hoping your friend has a car or you yourself have a car. There is always walking or biking.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Photos More photos . . .

Entrance to the Claremont College Constortium
Entrance to the Claremont...
Entrance to the Claremont College Constortium Entrance to the Claremont College Constortium
Photo by pitzergirl

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Morgan Peterkin
Hometown
Greenwich, CT
Major
English and World Literature
Grad Year
2012
View all previous student authors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Pitzer College

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!