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Find out more about how Pitzer College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Pitzer College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Pitzer College was awarded 19 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Pitzer is ranked #188 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Pitzer also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for Pitzer College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Pitzer?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Pitzer since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 16%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Learn more about Pitzer College admissions.

Pitzer College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Pitzer it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pitzer College is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pitzer College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% 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  95 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 83%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Pitzer

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,074 undergraduates at Pitzer with 1,046 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

Pitzer Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 97.52 out of 100, Pitzer is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.52 out of 100
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How Much Does Pitzer College Cost?

The overall average net price of Pitzer is $28,423. 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 +
$9,203 $15,010 $20,673 $22,345 $44,335

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pitzer, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $4,749 a year. That adds up to $18,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitzer is 3.9%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Pitzer make around $48,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Pitzer graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Pitzer College make the most money.

Location of Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Claremont, California. Claremont is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Pitzer College

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

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government 27 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 25 NA
Human Resource Management 22 NA
Human Biology 21 NA
Economics 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 NA
Mathematics 15 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 15 NA
General Psychology 13 NA
Sociology 13 NA

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

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