Pitzer Quick Facts


At the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Claremont enjoys an excellent climate year round. Mountain skiing and hiking, desert and ocean sports are all within an hour’s drive.

Los Angeles, one of the largest and most electrifying cities in the world, is easily reached via commuter rail. Nearby airports include Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and John Wayne (Orange County) International Airport.

Fields of Study

Pitzer students select an adviser in their sophomore year, and a substantial part of the junior and senior years is devoted to the major program. Students may choose existing majors at the other Claremont Colleges if the fields are not offered as majors at Pitzer. Students may also design special majors in consultation with their advisers.

2012 First-Year Students

Number of applicants: 4,228
Number of first-year students: 256
Admit rate: 15.7%
Average GPA: 3.81
From California: 43%
From other states: 57%
International students: 7%
Diversity: 33%
Male: 42%
Women: 58%