13%

Acceptance Rate

$40,487

Avg.Financial Aid

001172

FAFSA Code

About Pitzer College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,072

Website

https://www.pitzer.edu

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WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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).

Location & Contact

Address

1050 North Mills Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9096218000
Fax: 9096218770
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

13%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to PC is difficult. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $70. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Pitzer College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101. They can also call them at (909) 621-8000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$30,013

Average Annual Cost

$53,776

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$280

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,844

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,000

Total One Year Cost

$72,900

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

91%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$800

Faculty Overview

38%

Male Professors

62%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

28 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

25 Graduates

Psychology, General

25 Graduates

Sociology

20 Graduates

Political Science and Government

19 Graduates

Economics

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

16 Graduates

Mathematics

15 Graduates

Human Biology

12 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

12 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

8 Graduates

Area Studies

7 Graduates

Biology, General

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Anthropology

5 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

5 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

4 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

4 Graduates

Computer Science

4 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

3 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Systems Science and Theory

3 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

2 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

2 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Public Health

2 Graduates

Alternative and Complementary Medic...

1 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

1 Graduates

Dance

1 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

Educational Administration and Supe...

1 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

1 Graduates

Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

1 Graduates

Physical Sciences, Other

1 Graduates

Public Administration and Social Se...

1 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

1 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

1 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,072

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

16%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

44%

US National: 44%

Female

56%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

47% White

6% Unknown

6% Black

14% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

10% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

58%

Out Of State

34%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

73%

Averege Housing Cost

$9,720/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,124/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,124/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Sagehen

School Colors

orange and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

9

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$48,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$11,750

$14,639

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$122 - 152

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$40,487

Students Receiving Federal Grants

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,646

Students Receiving State Aid

7%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,084

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$36,891

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$64,657

$30K - $48K

$59,070

$48K - $75K

$53,009

$75K - $110K

$42,942

> $110K

$21,254

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$17,419,912

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$266,520

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.

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