Pitzer College Moves up to 42nd in 2012 US News & World Report Ranking

Also Ranked 10th in Average Amount of Need-Based Aid Awarded and 17th in High School Counselors’ Pick

Claremont, Calif. (September 13, 2011) — For the fifth consecutive year, Pitzer College is ranked a top fifty national liberal arts college by US News & World Report. Pitzer is ranked 42nd this year, up from the 46th spot previously. Since 2002, Pitzer has moved from #70 to #42 in the US News & World Report ranking.

In addition, Pitzer College placed 10th nationwide in Average Amount of Need-Based Aid Awarded and 17th in High School Counselors’ Pick.

The College also ranked in the Top 100 Most Campus Ethnic Diversity, Most Selective, Most International Students, Least Amount of Debt for Class of 2010, Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20, Faculty Resources, Freshman Retention Rate, Financial Resources, Economic Diversity and Alumni Giving lists.

“We appreciate US News’ continual recognition of Pitzer College’s innovative academic programing and student experience,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, president of Pitzer College. “It is a great honor to be ranked among the finest liberal arts colleges in the country.”

The 2012 edition of US News & World Report Best Colleges includes new presentation and ranking methodology with updated ranking categories. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality based on researched views of what matters in education.

About Pitzer College

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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