Admissions

Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:4,228
Male Applicants:1,500
Female Applicants:2,728
Total Acceptances:680
Male Acceptances:269
Female Acceptances:411
Acceptance Rate:16%
Yield: ? 37%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 748-9371
Email:admission@pitzer.edu
Web Site:www.pitzer.edu/admission
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$60
Application Web Site:www.pitzer.edu/admission/applying/forms_...
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15January 1
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:254
Full-Time Male Enrollment:99
Full-Time Female Enrollment:155
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 1,311
Applicants Accepting: ? 939
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:171
Applicants Accepted:16
Students Enrolled:12

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 590 - 700 600 - 670 Not Reported 1190 - 1370 (1600)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported 25 - 30 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:47%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:40%
Students Submitting ACT:0%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

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Tips for Getting In
  • Be an active member in your school and local community.
  • Be honest in your interview-the admissions staff will know if you aren't.
  • Make sure your personality shines through your essays and interviews, and be unique!
  • Show interest in the school and make sure to ask questions!
  • Show that you don't follow the beaten path, but you make your own.
  • Show that you truly are passionate about something.
  • Talk to Pitzer students and ask them their honest opinions about how they feel about their school.
  • Visit Pitzer's campus and spend the night if possible in order to see what campus life is really like.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • At night, it can get COLD!
  • Bring a bike (and a bike light).
  • Bring your own laptop.
  • Freshmen are the last to register for classes, so sometimes the classes you want to take are full.
  • Get involved-the sooner, the better.
  • Go on an Orientation Adventure.
  • It is very hot.
  • The city of Claremont is really cute, but closes pretty early.
  • The dorms are loud.
  • When asked what you are majoring in before you know for sure, still write what you are interested in so you do not get stuck with an adviser in a completely random field.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Admissions counselors and fellows conduct interviews for prospective students Monday through Friday beginning in May of the students' junior year and lasting until mid-December. The College also offers interviews on Saturday mornings by appointment beginning in the fall until mid-December. For students applying Early Decision, an interview is required and should be completed by December 1. For students applying Regular Decision, an interview is recommended, but not required, and should be completed before December 15. In addition, students may submit a personal video using MYCOLLEGEi, a user-friendly platform. This is particularly useful for international and domestic students and can give admissions counselors a chance to get to know you better. Call (909) 621-8129 for more information.
Campus Tours
Getting a tour of Pitzer is a great way to really see and learn about the campus. The tours are given Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. year-round, and on Saturdays (mid-September through mid-December) at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. They usually last about an hour.

Overnight Visits
Overnight visits at Pitzer can be scheduled Monday through Thursday, from late September until the last week of April, and must be scheduled at least 14 days in advance. Tours are not available during holidays, breaks, or final exams. With a two-day notice, admitted students may schedule an overnight visit at any time during the normal schedule. Students who do an overnight visit are able to sit in on a class, speak with a professor or coach, eat in the dining hall with current students, attend an evening activity, meet with a financial aid counselor, have a campus tour and admission interview, and stay the night with a host student. An overnight visit is a great way to experience what Pitzer is really like, and is greatly recommended for prospective students. It gives a more in-depth view into the lives of Pitzer students and allows you to decide if the school is the right fit for you.
Did You Know?
  • Make sure you check out the surrounding area. You'll be living here for four years, so make sure you like the entire package. Eat in the dining hall. The admissions office will give you a free pass.
  • Only current high school seniors can spend the night; make sure to make a reservation early. Spots do fill up both for overnights and interviews.
  • Pitzer does keep record of whether you visited campus or not. If you can, go to more than one tour. Every student has a different perspective.
  • Pitzer has two "Preview Pitzer" days in the fall and two "Admitted Student" days in the spring. This is a great way to meet other prospective students.
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