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PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA

Claremont, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1963Established Year
  1062Enrollment

Pitzer College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Pitzer College is a private college and was established in 1963. The college is situated in Claremont, California. The average class size of the university is 16 and the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Pitzer College offers admissions to students for a Bachelors level of study. The total enrollment of the university is 1062 students.

The college commits 100,000 hours to community services with students and faculty all participating in it and is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1963
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment1062
Student-Faculty Ratio11:1
Average Class Size16

Pitzer College Rankings

  • Ranked #35 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report.
  • Ranked #185 in Top Performers on Social Mobility – U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked in Best Test Optional Colleges in America # 8 of 12 as per Niche rankings.
  • Ranked in Best colleges for Anthropology and Sociology in America # 28 of 560 as per Niche rankings.
  • Ranked in Best College for Communication in America #35 of 773 as per Niche rankings.

Pitzer College Campus

The University’s campus is spread over 35 acres with 14 buildings and 6 residential halls.

Pitzer College Campus
  • Known for its landscaping, the Campus has an Auditorium, Women’s Center, café, Eco-Center, Science Center, and Health and wellness center amongst many other educational and recreational facilities.
  • Ontario airport is just 15 minutes away from the Campus and has a shuttle service to and fro.

Residence Facilities at Pitzer College

The students of the first, second and third year mostly stay on campus. Pitzer (78) , Atherton(62) and Sanborn Halls(178) accommodates a total 258 students.

  • The oldest residential hall Mead is a house for 225 students and has a community kitchen, laundry facilities and a television lounge beside the Center for Asian Pacific American Students and some other important offices in same premises
  • West, East and Skandera Halls are the newest and accommodate around 300 students.
  • The residential halls are GOLD or Platinum LEED-certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design agency that certifies green (eco-friendly) buildings.
  • The cost of residence halls is around USD 10,000- 12,000 for one year.

Programs offered at Pitzer College

Pitzer College offers programs across 40 majors with 20 minors to choose from with it.

  • Social Sciences, Sciences, International Studies, and behavioral sciences are a few popular programs offered by the college.
  • The College does not offer evening classes.
  • 89% of students are able to get into their desired programs.
  • The college also provides an option for self-designed majors with the help of its counselors.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Pitzer College can follow the below-mentioned application details:

How to Apply: The admission application is made through common application.

Application fee: The application fee is USD 70,

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree or equivalent. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • English Language proficiency test(s)
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors are required.
  • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
  • Statement of Purpose,
  • Average Graduation rate: 83%; Acceptance Rate 16% and Student retention rate 95%

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study at Pitzer College is mentioned-below:

Cost HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees56,018
Room (on Campus)11,416
Board7,372
Books and Supplies1,200
Personal Expenses2,000
Total78,006

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The College offers international students merit scholarships to afford their studies in the USA. The scholarship value is 5000 USD per year for 4 years for international students.

  • The college also has need-based scholarships and tries to meet the 100% need of its students.
  • The aid is generally decided on the application form basis in which the students have to say Yes in the financial aid required column, any student saying no in it is not considered for need-based scholarships and grants.
  • Around 45% of students receive some type of financial aid at the College.

Alumni Network

Pitzer Alumni organizes a special program known as Pitzer alumni discovery Initiative wherein in a half an hour interview they try to see the college through their alumni’s eyes to make the improvements and carry forward the good things.

  • The alumni association celebrates weekends and organizes various talks and events to help its members and to keep them connected.
  • Pitzer has around 11,000 alumni in 50 countries.
  • Some notable alumni of the University are Steven González and Emily Stevens, Judges, and leading lawyers; Rhonda Foster and Rhett Foster, Activists; Susan Celniker, Philip Frykman and Andrew R. Harrison, Scientists and physicians; Mona Ausubel and Max Brooks, Novelists; Matt Nathanson and John Darnielle, Singer and Songwriters; and Hayden Hamilton and Sheila Kemper-Dietrich, Entrepreneurs.

Placements

The college uses the Handshake online career system to place its students with multinational and other companies. The career system allows students to surf and apply online for various jobs and helps in enhancing their employable skills.

The college also has subscribed to various databases which help the students to get different jobs all over the country. The college also partners with internship-usa.com which has 2800 companies offering paid internships to students.

86% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 48,700 per year against the national average of USD 33,028. Overall the college has a very well equipped career placement service network.

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Pitzer College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1087
FAFSA Code001172
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$54,056 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

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Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Pitzer College Acceptance Rate

16.2%

Acceptance Rate

3753

Total Applicants

1087

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

45.1%

Male

54.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program16.2%
Total Applicants6710
Total Enrolled1087

Pitzer College Enrollment

Enrollment
Pitzer College Enrollment1087
Undergraduate Enrollment1087
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate87.8%

Attendance Cost

$54,056

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$54,056 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$16,264 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$16,264 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,326 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,326 / Year
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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
139012731172
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