Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Computers: The computer system at Pitzer is pretty good; the network rarely has problems and the labs are nice. If you have classes at Claremont McKenna, you will probably use WebCT. It's a really helpful tool, so use it.

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Computers: Bringing your own computer will save you many hours of walking back and forth between your room and the computer lab.

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Computers: I have really enjoyed the campus network; one feature that I think is under used is the BLAIS online library search. For every research paper I have written, it has been an extremely valuable tool. So learn how to use it first thing.

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Facilities: The facilities are very nice for such a small campus. We are lucky to be able to take advantage of other student centers and joint athletic teams on other campuses.

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Facilities: The fitness room is getting better and better each year.

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Facilities: The Gold Student Center rocks, although many of our other buildings are very old.

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Facilities: The facilities at Pitzer are commonly joked about because they aren't in that great of shape. I personally think the bad things add `character' to the buildings and campus. The paintings on the walls and such are wonderful and add a lot to the campus. My friend is painting a mural in dedication to her friends, and I think it's great that she can do that; it's a way for her to leave her mark. The student center isn't used that much, but that is okay because the one at Pomona is a lot nicer and accessible to us all.

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Facilities: Facilities are decent, though most of the other colleges in the 5Cs have nicer ones.

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Facilities: Athletic facilities are sufficient. Most students at Pitzer don't play competitive sports, so the treadmills and weights in the gym are good enough for any weekend warrior.

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Facilities: Athletic facilities are not used extensively, but are good quality. Major sports facilities (like fields) are shared with other colleges.

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Facilities: The facilities of the five colleges as a whole are very nice, though at Pitzer, they are a bit lacking. There is a current plan in action to improve the campus greatly.

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Facilities: The gym is a bit small but rarely crowded and has all the proper equipment. The computers are updated nearly every year, software and all. The student center is complete with a pool table, foosball, and a pool that is in the perfect spot for direct sunshine and much fun pool time. It's a great place to go when the sun is out, to study or just hang out.

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Facilities: They're not bad, but I honestly don't really use them too much. Pitzer's facilities are so-so, but you can usually weasel your way into another school's facilities without too much trouble.

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Facilities: We have many facilities available due to the fact that we are a five college consortium. Our gym has a rock-climbing wall and is located in the student center. The student literary journal and senate offices are upstairs in the student center as well.

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Facilities: The facilities are nice. We have the Grove House, which is a beautiful old house where you can get yummy food and also has lots of space to hang out and study inside or outside. Also, there is a grove of oranges next to the house which are always delicious! Our student center contains an Asian restaurant, a gym, a variety of meeting rooms, and a foosball table, pool table, Ping-Pong table, lots of games that students can rent out from the front desk, and a pool. The gym is fairly small, but sufficient considering our size. Athletes that play a sport or take a PE class at Pomona have free access to Pomona's huge gym, and other students can pay a fee to have access, as well. Most students use Pitzer's gym, however, and find it satisfactory.

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Campus Dining: The food at Pitzer has its good days and its bad days. The great thing about food and going to Pitzer is that if you don't like what is for dinner at Pitzer, you can go to any other dining hall.

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Campus Dining: The dining hall is mediocre. As a third year student, I have gotten a bit tired of the same food, day in and day out. The salad bar is excellent the first 200 times. The best thing about Pitzer dining hall is that they try to provide for vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores as much as possible.

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Campus Dining: At the Claremont Colleges, you can eat in any dining hall-enjoy it! The food is not too bad, although a little greasy. The food service management is very responsive to student suggestions.

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Campus Dining: The dining hall is sometimes amazing and sometimes drab.

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Campus Dining: The food is actually quite good compared to what it used to be. The Pitzer dining hall is good for lunch; the dining halls at Pomona and Scripps are good for dinner.

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Campus Dining: Sorry to Pitzer, but the food at Pitzer sucks, except for brunch and breakfast. But then again, you can never go wrong with breakfast food.

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Campus Dining: The Grove House has the best food within a 50-mile radius. It is organic, fresh, home-cooked, and delicious!

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Campus Dining: The food on campus is great compared to most colleges and universities I have visited. We have so much selection. Pitzer always has good breakfasts and great lunches. Pitzer is known on the 5Cs for its yummy sandwich bar at lunch. Dinners tend to not be as strong at Pitzer, but there are five other dining halls within easy walking distance on other campuses.

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Campus Dining: Food-it sucks. Really, really sucks. But, hey, at least you won't get that `Frosh 15' that all your friends will.

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Campus Dining: The dining hall is good for only one thing-lunch. Other than that, I think you are better off going to one of the other dining facilities.

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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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