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Pitzer College


Pitzer Says...

Pitzer College strives to attract a diverse student body with demonstrated academic ability, maturity and independence. Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis. Your application should show the ways in which you feel you will profit from and contribute to Pitzer College. Pitzer expects that students seeking admission will have selected a... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101

United States

Phone: 909-621-8129

Fax: 909-621-8770


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 96
% Submitting Score:42%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:605 - 710
     Math Middle 50%:590 - 690
Average High School GPA:3.88
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:66%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:17%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:9%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:7%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:55%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:89%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,743
Total applicants who are accepted: 903
Total of accepted students who enroll: 272
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 01/01
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Important
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Very important
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:21
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    605 - 710
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    590 - 690
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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