About Pitzer College
On Campus Housing
Pitzer College is a private university located in Claremont, CA. Pitzer College covers an area of 35 acres. It was in 1963 when the Pitzer College was founded. Pitzer College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Provida Futuri and its official colors are orange and white. Across all the courses offered at Pitzer College, the enrolment stands at 1,086. The school has a total of 116 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 97% of the students are 24 and under at Pitzer College. Shedding some light on gender distribution at PC, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 57 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Dennis Cooper (Editor, Poet), John Darnielle (Songwriter, Musician), Hunter Lovins (Public speaker, Environmentalist), and Anne Archer (Actor). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 46 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the Pitzer College is around $144 million (2019).
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Pitzer College at the 54th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to PC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $75,850 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($56,018), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($17,432), and budget for other expenses ($1,300) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$75,882 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $17,432 per year. The students at Pitzer College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $7,124 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Pitzer College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Pitzer College is around $33,642 and the federal grant is $7,692. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $9,084 as well as institutional aid worth $33,642. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Pitzer College amount to $17,419,912 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $266,520.