Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Pitzer College a 2011 Best Value Liberal Arts College

Claremont, Calif. (October 25, 2011) — Pitzer College has been ranked #50 in the 2011 “Best Values in Private Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The report ranked the schools based on outstanding academics and great economic value.

Pitzer College placed in the top 200 because of a high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources and overall great value.

Pitzer College is committed to meeting 100% of every student’s demonstrated financial need. The average financial aid package per student at Pitzer is $32,145. Since 2004, the College has significantly reduced the average amount of indebtedness of its students to $14,600, which is less than that of students at most state funded public universities in California.

About Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation’s first successful newsletters in modern times. The Kiplinger Letter, launched in 1923, remains the longest continuously published newsletter in the United States. In 1947, Kiplinger created the nation’s first personal finance magazine.

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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

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