Pitzer College

Claremont, California
4-year Private university


Pitzer College is a private institution established in 1963 with suburban setting located at Claremont. It is ranked 33 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Unlike most institutions, Pitzer does not require students to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application, as long as a student is in the top 10 percent of their high school class or has a 3.5 or greater GPA. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations, but there is no Greek system. All full-time students must live on campus, unless they have received school permission to move off. Students can also complete community-based internships in Ontario, Calif., conduct social research projects and go on field trips, including a tour of U.S. border towns.

#33 in national liberal arts college
Location Claremont, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1963
Selectivity Very High
Size Small
1,074 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $54,056
Outstate Tuition Fee $54,056
Room and Board Fees $16,844
$47,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


14% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$70 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.85 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

95 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

native language is English AND who have studied for at least two years at a high school for which English is the language of instruction

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$46,934 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$43,050 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,900
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application January 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Trustee Community Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 a year
Eligibility All entering Freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Academic Achievement Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 one-off
Eligibility All entering Freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Undocumented Student Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Non-American students who attend high school in California, are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States
Minimum Criteria 3.7 GPA or above an a challenging curriculum and embody at least one of Pitzer’s Core Values
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Not Available


1,074 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
95% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
83% Students graduate within 6 years