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Yvonne Beruman
Vice President and Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Favorite Place in the Claremont Village: The Circus Studio is my favorite spot. It’s owned by a Pitzer alumnus and they offer aerial circus classes along with yoga and Pilates. Students have been able to take classes for PE credit there, too!

Fun Fact: I have been a dancer since I was 4. I was so small when I started that my mom couldn’t find ballet shoes that fit me. I love all forms of dancing and it’s my creative outlet.

My College Search Advice: As a former college counselor, I could share pages of advice, however, the first piece of advice I always give students is to reflect and ask themselves what makes them happy. What learning environment is best suited to them? Don’t be led by the rankings or where your friends are applying. Start with you. Do you learn best in a small or large environment? Do you want a residential campus? What type of students do you want to be surrounded by? What are you passionate about? Chances are, the colleges will have the major you’re looking for and basic amenities, but being in the right school can impact your overall satisfaction and whether or not you graduate from a particular college.


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