The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Pitzer first in Fulbright Fellowships among all undergraduate colleges nationwide. In the last 15 years, Pitzer College students and alums have been awarded 110 Fulbright Fellowships.
Pitzer students donate more than 100,000 hours annually to community service. Newsweek named Pitzer a Most Service Minded School in 2011 and Washington Monthly's 2010 College Guide placed Pitzer in the top ten in the service category.
One hundred percent of Pitzer's tenured/tenure-track faculty hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field.
Since 2002, Pitzer has moved from #70 to #42 in the U.S.News & World Report rankings, making the College one of the fastest climbers—and the youngest college—in the magazine's current crop of top 50 schools.
Pitzer was named the ninth most selective liberal arts school in 2010 and was ranked among the top 20 schools by high school counselors in the 2011 and 2012 U.S.News and World Report.
Pitzer meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of students. In 2011, U.S.News & World Report placed Pitzer 10th nationwide in Average Amount of Need-Based Aid Awarded.
Seventy-seven percent of Pitzer students study abroad, compared to less than 2% nationwide. U.S. News and World Report named Pitzer's Study Abroad Program an outstanding academic program in 2010 and ranked Pitzer 13th nationwide in Most Students Studying Abroad in 2011.
The 2012 and 2011 Princeton Review ranked Pitzer top 10 nationwide in Lots of Race/Class Interaction.
Nearly half of Pitzer students live in Gold LEED-certified residence halls. Since 2002, Pitzer has decreased water usage by nearly 50 percent despite adding four new residence halls and starting construction on four more halls. Most of Pitzer's landscaping is native/low-water and dining hall waste is composted and used to fertilize campus grounds.
In 2011, Newsweek named Pitzer #2 nationally in "Best Food;" #5 in "Top Schools for Activists;" #6 in "Happiest Students" and #7 in "Free-Spirited Students."
Pitzer was among Kiplinger's 2011 and 2010 Best Values in Private Colleges and the 2012 and 2011 Princeton Review named Pitzer a Best Western College.