Pitzer is a comprehensive liberal arts college founded in 1963 as the sixth member of The Claremont Colleges and ranks as the fifth most diverse private coed national liberal arts college. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, intercultural understanding, environmental sensitivity and social responsibility distinguishes us from most other American colleges and universities. Interdisciplinary learning encourages you to explore how different academic fields intersect and draw on each other's wisdom and ideas; intercultural understanding enables you to see issues and events from cultural perspectives different from your own; environmental sensitivity inspires you to shape your daily actions towards the betterment and protection of our earth; and social responsibility shows you how to transform knowledge into action as you strive to make the world a better place to live for yourself and future generations.
Pitzer requires fewer general education courses than most other colleges, so you get to take more of the courses that appeal to your individual interests. You can also choose among a range of courses that connect classroom learning to real-world experience, whether it's working inside a labor union, assisting with a faculty member's research, advising a neighboring city about economic development, or helping underprivileged children prepare for a future that includes college. Such experiences help you grasp the deeper implications of your actions and how your education at Pitzer prepares you to make a difference in society.
Pitzer offers an intimate academic and social community alongside access to the resources of a larger university through membership in The Claremont Colleges, and students are allowed to cross-register at the other Claremont Colleges. This opportunity greatly enhances the range of courses available to students. The total enrollment of all the undergraduate colleges is about 5,500 students.
In addition, Pitzer has completed phase one of a three-phase residence hall construction project in which we expect to become, upon its completion, the only college in the nation to have all Platinum/Gold LEED certified buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security