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Located in Claremont, California, Pitzer College is a private not-for-profit institution. Claremont is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$58,689 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
18% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Pitzer College?


Contact details for Pitzer are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Phone: 909-621-8000

How Do I Get Into Pitzer?

You can apply to Pitzer online at:

Admission Requirements for Pitzer

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pitzer?

18% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 18%, Pitzer is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 21%, and the acceptance rate for women is 17%.

Can I Afford Pitzer College?

$58,689 Net Price
24% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pitzer is $58,689. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pitzer, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $3,853 a year. That adds up to $15,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitzer is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Pitzer College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,132 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,168 undergraduate students at Pitzer, with 1,132 being full-time and 36 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,132 full-time undergraduates at Pitzer, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pitzer College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 571
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 153

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Pitzer College. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 38 countries are represented at Pitzer. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and United Kingdom.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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