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For Incoming International Students

Pitzer College hosts international students from over 25 countries through a variety of programs. The diversity of culture and perspective they bring add a global dimension to the vibrant campus community at Pitzer College.

Helpful Information for International Students

Pitzer Exchange Programs:
International and Domestic Exchanges for Incoming Students

Pitzer College partners with institutions that share a commitment to promoting and expanding international understanding, development, and friendship, as well as to stimulating and supporting educational, professional and intercultural activities and projects. Our international students also enhance the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Pitzer community.

If you are a student from another college or university, find out how you can come to Pitzer College through the Exchange Program. more>

Claremont: The City of Trees and Ph.D.s

Claremont is a beautiful, safe, and sophisticated suburban community of 37,000 residents about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Its restaurants, art galleries, lush parks, and shops are only a short walk from The Claremont Colleges. Hiking and skiing are available at nearby Mount Baldy. Malibu, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, and the cultural, educational, social, and entertainment centers of greater Los Angeles and Hollywood are an hour away, including such attractions as Disneyland, the LA Lakers, Beverly Hills, UCLA, and Universal Studios. Claremont has a sunny Mediterranean climate year round with occasional rain in the winter. In 2007, Money Magazine selected Claremont as one of the five best places to live in the United States.

Academic Life

Diversity and intercultural understanding are woven into the fabric of the College’s curriculum and community, with students coming to Pitzer from across the United States and throughout the world. Pitzer College enrolls about 950 students in 40 fields of study. More information about Academics

Cross Registration

Academic interchange among the undergraduate Colleges and Claremont Graduate University provides opportunities for curricular enrichment and active membership in the wider community of The Claremont Colleges. Under the guidance of a personal academic adviser, a student can register in any of the Claremont Undergraduate Colleges, choosing 3 to 5 classes from a total of approximately 1,000 classes offered every year.