Pitzer College Rankings

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In the World#1871 of 14178
In North America#572 of 2629
In the United States#522 of 2528
In California#47 of 252
In Claremont#4 of 10

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
14%
Avg. cost to attend
$36,552 /y
Aid receiving
48%
Undergraduates
1,086
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Pitzer College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate14%17%12%
Applicants4,4151,4202,995
Admissions605240365
Freshmen enrolled full time276111165

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White532 (49%)
Hispanic156 (14%)
Asian104 (10%)
Nonresident Alien90 (8%)
Two or more races81 (7%)
Black or African American64 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown52 (5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,552/year
Average aid awarded
$36,748
Students receiving aid
48%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$15,922
$30-48K$7,693
$48-75K$15,939
$75-110K$33,809
$110K+$45,705

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$55,734
Tuition in-state$55,734
Tuition out-of-state$55,734
Fee in-district$284
Fee in-state$284
Fee out-of-state$284

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity840
Combined charge for room and board$17,432
Room charge$10,060
Meal charge$7,372

Pitzer College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Environmental Science27
Psychology, General24
Economics, General20
Organizational Behavior Studies19
Mass Communication & Media Studies13
Human Biology12
Sociology9
Mathematics, Other8
English Language and Literature, General8
Political Science and Government, General8
International & Global Studies8
Mathematics, General6
Women's Studies6
Neuroscience5
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other5
Philosophy5
Biology & Biological Sciences, General5
Computer Science5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
History, General4
Political Science and Government, Other4
Accounting4
Systems Science and Theory4
Religion & Religious Studies3
Molecular Biology3
African-American & Black Studies3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Anthropology3
Geology & Earth Science, General3
Physics, General2
Spanish Language and Literature2
International Relations and Affairs2
Economics, Other2
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies2
Public Health, Other1
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other1
Science, Technology and Society1
Asian Studies & Civilization1
Latin American Studies1
Biological and Physical Sciences1
Chemistry, General1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General1
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics1
Linguistics1
Legal Studies, General1
Chemistry, Other1
Community Health and Preventive Medicine1
Russian Studies1
Political Economy1
Grand Total264
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate85%81%88%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%

Publications & Citations

Publications
755
Citations
24,393

Publication count by topic

Psychology
218
Sociology
142
History
66
Mathematics
63
Political science
55
Philosophy
32
Art
29
Biology
23
Medicine
20
Geography
16
Economics
15
Computer science
10
Materials science
8
Chemistry
6
Engineering
6
Business
5
Geology
3
Environmental science
3
Physics
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History401748
Political science4424,817
Philosophy557436
Sociology9922,034
Psychology100811,740
Art175816
Mathematics23741,048
Economics2477275
Geography2661170
Business3363114
Geology351325
Medicine3610507
Biology3865551
Engineering431652
Computer science4418149
Materials science447885
Physics48349
Environmental science52015
Chemistry522059

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19907265
199112225
199212281
199311297
199418282
199518389
199615384
199714380
199810392
199911428
20008533
20019404
200215567
20039592
20049619
20058724
200632692
20078793
200813838
2009231061
201032968
201114973
2012221100
2013211157
2014311246
2015241150
2016261106
201733966
201830866
201934991
202032896

General info

Alternative namesPfizer
PTZ
PZ
PIT
Pitzer
Founded1963
WikipediaPitzer College
MottoProvida Futuri
Mindful of the Future
Colorsorange, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff309
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, California, 91711-6101
United States
City population35,000
Phone9096218000
Fax+1 (909) 621 8839

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