Pitzer College Summary

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Entrance to the Claremont College Consto...

Basic Statistics

Claremont, CA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
16 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The people and the community
  • Professors who are open-minded and approachable
  • The five-college consortium
  • Beautiful weather

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Claremont is isolated and can be boring.
  • Lack of social class diversity
  • Construction
  • Unfair reputation as hippies-not necessarily true

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Pitzer Student Reviews

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: We are a very diverse college in many ways, We have people of all ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religions. People are very accepting of who you are. It bothers me that there isn't any diversity in political beliefs here. You are terrorized if you are not an extreme leftist.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Most of the food is amazing, but there's a couple things you learn to avoid. Omelet bar at breakfast is bomb.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nighlife is great if you are not super into Greek life and bars. There are always parties every night expect for Sunday and Monday. There are plenty of day parties and themed parties. You don't have to drink or do drugs to feel like you are fitting in. I always have fun at all the parties.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm a varsity athlete and I LOVE IT!!!! There is a huge emphasis on academic excellence. Events are generally poorly attended except when we are going up against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. We have strong programs across the board, but less spirit than state schools. The facilities for regular students to work out are amazing, but for varsity athletes, the facilities that are used at Pomona are average, but will probably be replaced in the coming years.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed most of my classes and professors here. Being able to take classes at the other Claremont Colleges is definitely a big bonus! It's great taking classes at other campuses. That being said, there are some professors that aren't that great, so ask around and check online ratings before you register for classes. Remember, take the professor, not the class. Some prereq classes are boring, but we all suffer together. At Pitzer, compared to most schools, you can essentially take whatever classes you want, there is only one required writing course, which is LOTS of fun (and I don't like writing). Classes vary in size, intro classes are larger, and some classes are seminar style and some are lecture. Usually my intro classes have been about 25 students. Once you move to upper level classes, they can get down to 5 students.


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