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Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1050 N Mills Ave

Claremont, CA 91711-3908

www.pitzer.edu

Admission Office

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101

(909) 621-8129

Fax : (909) 621-8770

admission@pitzer.edu

Contact : Yvonne Berumen

Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4619

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 85.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,119

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 276

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $52,894.00

In-State Tuition : $55,878.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $55,878.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

One of 5 undergraduate and 2 graduate institutions on adjoining campuses which share facilities. Cross-enrollment available at Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Apr 1

Regular application due: Jan 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 1 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 18

Other early decision deadline : Jan 1

College will notify student of other early decision by : Feb 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 1

SAT subject score report due : Jan 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jan 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jan 1

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Apr 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 15

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 15

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Apr 1

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Apr 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : May 15

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : Jun 15

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 10 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 85.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 94.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 18.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 11.0%
Environmental Science : 10.0%
Business/Marketing : 9.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Area and Ethnic Studies : 6.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Foreign Languages and Literature : 5.0%
Mathematics : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
African-American/Black Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B
Asian-American Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biophysics B
Molecular Biology B
Neuroscience B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
Human Biology B
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies B
International/Globalization Studies B
Science, Technology and Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Honors Program

Cooperative Education

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Urban Semester

Computer Services

100 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Ecology center, nature reserve, arboretum, organic garden, women's studies center, restored arts and crafts home with poetry reading room.

Geographic Location : 35 miles from Los Angeles.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,119

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 276

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,087

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 44.0%

Out of state students : 56.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 9.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 8.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 15.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 49.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Strong philosophical framework which emphasizes social justice praxis, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and community governance.

Student Newspaper : The Orange Peel

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 99.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 75.0%

Housing Options

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit due : May 1

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Sagehens

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Badminton

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : Climbing, Cycling, Surfing, Roller Derby (W)


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 4,415

Admitted : 605

Enrolled : 276

Most selective 14.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 479

Admitted early admission : 162

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 583

Number accepting place : 186

Accepted from list : 23



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Class Rank

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

The only students who are required to submit standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) are those that are 1) applying to the Joint Medical Program, 2) home-schooled, or 3) come from a school that does not give traditional grades.

A note from the college

School record, essays, 3 recommendations, test scores, leadership, community service, work experience, talent, involvement in sports considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 59.0%

Top Quarter : 82.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 9.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 57.0%

600 - 699 : 38.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 63.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 79.0%

24 - 29 : 21.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Criteria for credit for AP performance may vary by field group, but no score lower than 4 will be considered for credit. AP credits are applied toward 32-course graduation requirement, but may not be used to satisfy an Educational Objective requirement. In general, AP credits do not apply to field of major requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

0

0

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

0

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 32.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 28.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

680 - 750

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

668 - 730

ACT Composite

30 - 33


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Calculus AB

4

1

MATH 30

All

Calculus BC

4

2

MATH 30 & MATH 31

All

Comparative Government and Politics

5

1

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

European History

5

1

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

Microeconomics

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

Psychology

5

1

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

0.5

--

All

5

1

--

All

Statistics

4

1

--

All

United States Government and Politics

5

1

--

All

United States History

5

1

--

All

World History: Modern

4

1

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 87.0%

% of loans / jobs : 13.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 94.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 45.0%

% Judged to have need : 87.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 93.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $52,894.00

Avg non need-based aid : $5,000.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $49,150.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,342.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $26,489.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jan 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jan 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Yvonne Berumen

Financial aid office phone : (909) 621-8208

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,780.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Scholarship Opportunities

Trustee Community Scholar Award: $5,000 per year; based on extraordinary academic achievement, outstanding leadership or exceptional community service.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$55,878.00

$55,878.00

$55,878.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$55,878.00

$55,878.00

$55,878.00

Room and board:

$17,082.00

$18,530.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$100.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$75,360.00

$76,908.00

$67,996.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$75,360.00

$76,908.00

$67,996.00

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For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 16

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 352

Transfers admitted percentage: 19.0%

Transfers admitted: 68

Transfers enrolled percentage: 8.0%

Transfers enrolled: 30

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 1

Application fee: $70.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $55,878.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $17,082.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $18,530.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,780.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,028,817.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 16

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 100

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser