Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Overall Experience: We have the best of all five campuses with the freedom of Pitzer. Who could ask for more?

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Overall Experience: So far, I've enjoyed my experience at Pitzer. I would never have experienced such things if I had gone to a UC. If I had a chance to go back in time, I would choose Pitzer again.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Transportation: Public transportation in Southern Cali sucks; what can I say? If you have a car and can drive it out, do it! Most people around here are cool, though. They will either lend you their car or take you where you need to go, no griping.

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Transportation: Ha. We are in LA-we drive.

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Transportation: Never rely on LA public transportation to get you anywhere on time.

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Athletics: You can play a varsity sport, and people might even come to watch, but I wouldn't count on it. Sports are more of a hobby thing. IM sports work the same way; it's fun, but it is not your life.

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Athletics: Sports are not very popular; I have not been to any game or tournament in all the years I have been here.

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Athletics: Sports don't have a huge place at Pitzer, but many people are trying to improve participation in both playing and supporting our sports teams in both varsity and IM.

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Athletics: Varsity sports are not very big. More people participate in IM, I think.

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Athletics: Sports are there for those who like to play them. We are a Division III campus, so if you played in high school, you can still play now. The great thing about it being Division III is that people play for the love of the game and not the prestige. Intramural sports are fun and anyone can join; there are various IMs for all interests.

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Athletics: Pitzer is not a sports campus period. Some people play sports and enjoy themselves, but if you are looking for a school that will reward you highly for playing sports and that will pay attention to sporting events, go somewhere else.

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Athletics: Varsity sports are not that big at all, but we fans like to pretend they are.

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Athletics: Sports are not huge, but they definitely are a presence. I play on the softball team and love it. Pitzer and Pomona combine to form one team; there are also some 5C IM sports. It is great not only to be on a team, but to make great friends from other colleges.

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Athletics: There are some outstanding athletes at Pitzer College. Though varsity sports don't have as large a fan-base as some schools, they are defiantly respected.

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Athletics: Sports are very important to those who play them, but for those of us who are not involved, they are not a big deal. This is true for both varsity and IM sports.

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Weather: The weather rocks; there is maybe two weeks of rain per year. Pack shorts, capris, sunscreen, and flip-flops-you're in California now.

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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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