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Profile of Pitzer College

The campus of Pitzer College is in Claremont, California. which is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Pitzer College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Pitzer College is known for its programs in media, art studies, drama and performing arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Pitzer College Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into Pitzer College is challenging; it only admitted 26% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 580. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 650.


Pitzer College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Pitzer College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 999 students enrolled (974 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Pitzer College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Pitzer College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference.

Pitzer College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts114English, sociology, political science, economics, international studies, history, women's studies, interdisciplinary studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling29psychology
Science21biological and biomedical sciences, biology, ecology and population biology, biological and physical sciences, geology, physics, chemistry, science and society, . . .
Media20mass communication
Art Studies12art studies
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental studies, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, dance, theatre design
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, Jewish studies, religion
Fine Arts3art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Business and Management2organizational behavior
Architecture and Planning1environmental design

Contact: Pitzer College

Pitzer College

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, California 91711-6101

General Phone: (909) 621-8000


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