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Pitzer College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Pitzer College Description:

Founded as a women's college in 1963, Pitzer College is now a highly-ranked, private, coeducational college. Pitzer College is one of the five undergraduate members of the Claremont Colleges, and students share resources with and often cross register at Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont-McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College. Pitzer has roughly 1,000 students on its 35-acre campus, but the collaborations between the Claremont Colleges gives it the resources of a much larger university. Pitzer has educational objectives rather than core requirements, and the curriculum is highly interdisciplinary with an emphasis on social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. Academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,084
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Scholarships for Pitzer (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,402
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,864
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $59,266

Pitzer College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 47%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 33%
    • Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $30,595
    • Loans: $5,908

Most Popular Majors:

Art, English, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Pitzer College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.pitzer.edu/about/mission.asp

"Pitzer College produces engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. The meaningful participation of students, faculty and staff in college governance and academic program design is a Pitzer core value. Our community thrives within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges which provide an unsurpassed breadth of academic, athletic and social opportunities."

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