Pitzer College Receives Top Marks for Racial Diversity by US News & World Report

Claremont, Calif. (August 20, 2009) — Pitzer College was recognized for its racially diverse student-body in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges by US News & World Report. Pitzer is ranked 11th among the 266 liberal arts colleges in the United States.

The report factors in the proportion of minority students and the overall mix of groups in each institution’s 2008-09 student-body. Over 30% of Pitzer’s total student-body is comprised of individuals with ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds.

“Pitzer College has had a longstanding commitment to diversity,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, president of Pitzer College, “and we are proud to have one of the most diverse student populations as well as the most diverse liberal arts faculty in the country.”

The 2010 America’s Best Colleges package provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measure of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

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Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.

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