Pitzer College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational, liberal arts institution, is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, CA, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is an intimate college backed by the resources of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools, with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Blending classroom instruction with field work, Pitzer engages a student's mind, heart and spirit by integrating educational resources on campus, abroad and in the local community. It offers a curriculum that spans 40 major fields and focuses on interdisciplinary, intercultural education, with an emphasis on social responsibility and community service.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,185
Undergraduates
492
Men - 41.5%
694
Women - 58.5%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
18% of 3,676 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 7
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.93
SAT Math
690-763 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$80,558
Tuition and Fees
$57,978
Room and Board
$19,180
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Freshman Award
$46,576
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,763
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
97
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
57%
20-29
26%
30-39
3%
40-49
1%
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Claremont Population
35,096
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Mascot
Cecil Sagehen
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
12.5%
Black/African-American
5.2%
Hispanic/Latino
13.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
54%
Unknown
3.9%
International Students
7.1% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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