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Pitzer College Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Acceptance Rate

16.2%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$52,236

Average Salary in 10 Years

$51,500
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Pitzer College

Pitzer College is located in Claremont, California. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 1,074 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 16.2%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Resources and Conservation, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Psychology. 83% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $37,300.

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🗺 1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
🌐 https://www.pitzer.edu
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Pitzer College has around 3,753 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 43% decide to enroll at Pitzer College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 3,753 applicants 34% are men and 66% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 198 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 51 men.

Pitzer College's acceptance rate is 16.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 21.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 13.8%.

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Who applies to Pitzer College?

Number of Applicants

3,753

Number of Applicants per Spot

14
per spot

Male Applicants

34%

Female Applicants

66%
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Getting into Pitzer College

Pitzer College Acceptance Rate

16.2%

Getting in

Very Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

21.0%

Female Acceptance Rate

13.8%
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Do Students Want to Go to Pitzer College?

Pitzer College Admissions Yield

43%
of accepted students choose to go to Pitzer College

Male Admissions Yield

44%

Female Admissions Yield

42%
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Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate Share Share
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Graduation Rate

83%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

82%

Women Graduation Rate

84%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Pitzer College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$25,912
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$52,236
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$68,500
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$68,500
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$14,044
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$149
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Pitzer College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Pitzer College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

45%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

35%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Pitzer College you can visit https://www.pitzer.edu/financial-aid/.

Pitzer College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $68,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $68,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Pitzer College?

Pitzer College students, on average, make $51,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Pitzer College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

8.4%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Pitzer College.

Median Earnings of Students from Pitzer College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Pitzer College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Pitzer College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Pitzer College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Pitzer College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Pitzer College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Pitzer College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Pitzer College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$134,846
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Can you go to grad school at Pitzer College?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

1,074

Total Students

1,074
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

3%

Students over 25

3%

Student Median Household Income

$75,882
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

54%
of undergraduates

Men

46%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Pitzer College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students

9%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Pitzer College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Pitzer College study?

Pitzer College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Pitzer College are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Natural Resources and Conservation
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Psychology
Approximately 62% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Pitzer College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

95%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Pitzer College has a retention rate of 95% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

26
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Pitzer College has around 26 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Pitzer College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

204
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

25
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, California tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 62% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 32% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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