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Pitzer College Data & Information Overview

132 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
18% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Pitzer College Ranked?

#286 Best Colleges in Nation
#47 Best Colleges in CA
Political Science & Government Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Pitzer College was awarded 132 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is political science & government.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Pitzer is ranked #286 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Pitzer is also ranked #47 out of 168 schools in California.

See all of the rankings for Pitzer College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pitzer?

18% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Pitzer College has a very low acceptance rate of 18%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Pitzer just in case you don't make the cut.

Learn more about Pitzer College admissions.

Pitzer College Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
89% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Pitzer is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pitzer College is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pitzer College

93% Freshmen Retention
78% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Pitzer College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Pitzer the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 78%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  78 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Pitzer College.

Pitzer College Undergraduate Student Diversity

802 Full-Time Undergraduates
45.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 922 undergraduates at Pitzer with 802 being full-time and 120 being part-time.

How Much Does Pitzer College Cost?

$29,195 Net Price
24% Take Out Loans
$15,412 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Pitzer is $29,195. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pitzer

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,747 $17,181 $17,630 $27,920 $46,272

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pitzer, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 1.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Pitzer Graduates Make?

$62,194 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Pitzer make around $62,194 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Pitzer graduates since it is 46% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Pitzer College make the most money.

Location of Pitzer College

California State
802 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Pitzer College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Claremont, California. The suburban atmosphere of Claremont makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Pitzer are given below.

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

Pitzer College Majors

53 Majors With Completions
175 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Human Resource Management 18 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 17 $29,150
Political Science & Government 14 $34,378
Economics 12 NA
Mathematics 12 NA
Human Biology 10 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 8 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8 NA
Ethnic Studies 7 NA
General English Literature 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Pitzer College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*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.


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