PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA - ADMISSION

Claremont, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1963Established Year
  1062Enrollment

Pitzer College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Nidhi Mittal

As a part of a unique consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions, Pitzer College provides 40+ majors and 20+ minors in the fields of arts, humanities, interdisciplinary studies and social sciences.

  • The acceptance rate recorded during 2018 was 13.2%.
  • The average GPA for admitted students in 2018 was 3.97.
  • The application fee for domestic as well as international candidates is $70.

Pitzer College Highlights

Application PortalOnline
Application Fee$70
Acceptance Rate13.2%
Application DeadlinesFall/Spring
Academic CalendarSemester-based

Pitzer College Admission Deadlines

At Pitzer College, the admission deadlines for both international as well as domestic students are the same. Given below are the tables showcasing the application deadlines for First Year students and Transfer students.

First Year Students
Early Decision IEarly Decision IIRegular Decision
Application DueNovember 15January 1January 1
Interview DeadlineNovember 15December 15December 15
Admission NotificationDecember 18February 15April 1
Commitment Fee DueJanuary 15March 1May 1
Transfer Students & New Resource
FallSpring
Application DueApril 1October 1
Interview DeadlineApril 1October 1
Admission NotificationMay 15November 11
Commitment Fee DueJune 15December 10

Pitzer College International Admissions

In March 2019, international students made up 8.2% of the entire student population in Pitzer College. Given below are the important instructions for international candidates.

Online Application:Click Here to Apply

Application Fee: $70

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of all the official transcripts required.
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • Submission of International Certification of Finances.
  • Submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English Proficiency.
  • The optional interview can be arranged either on-campus or through Skype.
  • SAT/ACT exams are optional.

English Proficiency Requirements

It is mandatory for non-native English speakers students to submit the score sheets of the given exams as proof of English Proficiency.

TestsMinimum Score Requirement
TOEFL70 IBT or 190 CBT
IELTS6.5

Visa Process

It is essential for international students to maintain their visa status if studying in US universities. Students in F-1 status must take care of the following points:-

  • Have a valid, unexpired passport.
  • Secure a valid I-20 form and submit it for timely extensions.
  • It is compulsory for international students to have a valid proof of medical insurance.
  • International Students are required to be enrolled in 12 undergraduate units (3 courses).
  • As per United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), F-1 students need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee. From 24th June, 2019 onwards, the fee will be increased from $200 to $350.

Pitzer College Undergraduate Admissions

The most popular majors at Pitzer College are Psychology, Environmental Analysis, Economics, Sociology and Media Studies. Along with this, students are also provided with a personalized approach to education where they can work with faculty members to create their own special majors.

Application Fee: $70

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of official transcripts of high school along with the graduation date.
  • Submission of Pitzer Writing Supplement section in the Common Application.
  • SAT/ACT scores are optional for first year students.
  • Two recommendations from teachers.
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for transfer students.

At the time of admission decision, Pitzer College mainly focuses on the students’ high school transcripts, recommendation letters, leadership positions, work history, involvement in school and community activities, and commitment to Pitzer’s core values.

Because of the college's test-optional policy, students applying for Pitzer College can submit either the SAT or the ACT if they feel their results best represent their academic potential. However, it is not at all compulsory and all students are given equal consideration in the admission process.

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