Pitzer College

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Pitzer College is a privately owned liberal arts college located in Claremont, California about 30 miles due east of downtown Los Angeles. Pitzer is a member of the Claremont Colleges (an American consortium of 7 colleges in the Claremont area).

General Information

Admission Office

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101

(909) 621-8129

(800) 748-9371

Fax: (909) 621-8770



Contact: Arnaldo Rodriguez

Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid
Main Address

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 621-8000

www.pitzer.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,025

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 264

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,025

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 22%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,912 $37,870 $39,330 $41,130 +4.58%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,202 $10,930 $11,440 $11,950 +4.46%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,114 $50,800 $52,770 $55,080 +4.38%
In-state Off Campus $36,912 $38,870 $40,330 $42,130 +4.46%
In-state with Family $36,912 $38,870 $40,330 $42,130 +4.46%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 156 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 132 50% $2,946,647 $22,323
• Federal grants 29 11% $159,968 $5,516
• Pell grants 29 11% $89,218 $3,076
• Other federal grants 25 9% $70,750 $2,830
State and local government grant or scholarships 24 9% $224,835 $9,368
Institutional scholarships or grants 132 50% $2,561,844 $19,408
Student loan financial aid 88 33% $543,512 $6,176
• Federal student loans 88 33% $327,752 $3,724
• Other student loans 18 7% $215,760 $11,987

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 295
Architecture and Related Services 1
Environmental Design/architecture 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 13
African-american/black Studies 2
American/united States Studies/civilization
Asian Studies/civilization 1
Asian-american Studies 2
East Asian Studies 1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 3
Women’s Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Biology/biological Sciences, General 2
Molecular Biology 1
Neuroscience 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9
Business/managerial Economics
Organizational Behavior Studies 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 27
Mass Communication/media Studies 26
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Education 1
Urban Education and Leadership 1
Engineering
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature/letters 20
Creative Writing 2
English Language and Literature, General 16
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Linguistics 2
Russian Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 14
History 8
History, General 8
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mathematics, General 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 36
Biological and Physical Sciences
Human Biology 10
International/global Studies 17
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Science, Technology and Society 2
Systems Science and Theory 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 17
Environmental Science 1
Environmental Studies 16
Physical Sciences 5
Chemistry, General 2
Geology/earth Science, General 1
Physics, General 2
Psychology 36
Psychology, General 36
Social Sciences 64
Anthropology 6
Economics, General 11
Economics, Other 1
International Relations and Affairs 2
Political Economy 3
Political Science and Government, General 23
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Social Sciences, Other 1
Sociology 16
Visual and Performing Arts 28
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 1
Fine/studio Arts, General 17
Music, General 3
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
European Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Organizational Behavior Studies B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

History

American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Organic Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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