Pitzer College

594 reviews
  1. Claremont, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Pitzer College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

Pitzer College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
13%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,082/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,389/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,803/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,585/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,731/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
89%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,039Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    36%
  • Non conformist
    27%
  • Free spirit
    18%
  • Hippie
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    50%
  • Free-Thinkers
    20%
  • Pitzer
    20%
  • Hippie
    10%

After Pitzer College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

594 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    171
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    16
Holden: Holden is next on the list to be demolished when the new dorms are completed. The dorm itself has seen better days...but the paintings and murals inside are perfectly Pitzer and full of character. The study rooms are nice and have really comfy couches. The free room is also awesome, it has a printer and a free store where students can leave or take items for free! Holden gets pretty uncomfortable in hot weather, so bring a fan.

PAS: The freshman dorms are absolutely amazing. The rooms are a good size, and the dutch doors allow people to socialize. Having rooms that open directly to outside is really nice, and it facilitates a lot of social interaction in the beautiful Claremont weather.
  • College Junior
  • May 5 2011
The brand new dorms are the best! Perfect room temperature control and very clean. I love the huge showers and private bathrooms. The housing is very convenient and only 5 minutes from the Pitzer classrooms. Mead is the oldest dorm. While older and therefore dirtier, the rooms are much bigger. The freshman dorms are very similar to the new East and West dorms. East and West are the best in terms of amenities, especially the bathrooms.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 12 2013
Learning Is Fun – I'm a psychology and gender/feminist studies double major. Pitzer's psychology department is pretty awesome; the latter not so much. Pitzer professors tend to be very laid back, depending on who you get. They're very easy to approach and are super willing to give you one-on-one time if you need it. The best thing about Pitzer is that it is surrounded by the other Claremont Colleges, so you can takes classes from other schools. Professors from all the colleges tend to be very approachable and seem to really care about your academic well-being. Depending on your professor, a lot of professors are also strong advocates of thinking outside the box. Reading can be a bit heavy, and some professors don't seem to understand you have other classes besides theirs! For the most part, though, I feel like the education is worth the tuition.
  • College Senior
  • Dec 2 2009