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Pitzer College

School Profile

  • Pitzer CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Claremont, CA
  • Acceptance Rate: 20%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,043
First-year Undergraduate Students: 256
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,043

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American History (U.S.)
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian American Studies
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biophysics
  • Bachelor of Caribbean Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of European History
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Hispanic-American Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Organic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,332
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,332

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 520
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 190
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 70


Member: NCAA
Team name: Sagehens


  • Ranked #42 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #17 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 621-8129
(800) 748-9371
Fax: (909) 621-8770
Contact: Arnaldo Rodriguez
Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 26%
Early decision acceptance rate 43%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 25%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,812
Female applicants 2,461
Male applicants 1,351
Applicants accepted 978
Female applicants accepted 603
Male applicants accepted 375
Freshman enrollment 268
Female freshman enrollment 169
Male freshman enrollment 99
Early decision applicants 145
Early decision applicants accepted 63
Early decision applicants enrolled 62
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 23%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,247
Students accepting place on wait list 997
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 74%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.7-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 47%
SAT Critical Reading average score 652
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 641
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 590-670
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 25%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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