The Princeton Review Dubs Pitzer a 2021 Best Value College

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…and a Top Green College (#5) and Best for Making an Impact (#5)

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2021)—Pitzer College continues to garner top rankings among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for its value, commitment to the environment, and “making an impact.”

The Princeton Review recently named Pitzer College to its list of the 200 Best Value Colleges for 2021. According to the Princeton Review, all the schools in this elite group share three exceptional features: stellar academics; affordable cost, either via a comparatively low sticker price or generous financial aid, or both; and strong career prospects for graduates.

The Princeton Review evaluated more than 650 colleges and universities this year to choose the 200 they recommend as offering the best value, or ROI (Return on Investment).

“Of the schools we considered on this project, the 200 we chose as our 2021 Best Value Colleges are, in our opinion, truly the most exceptional in the nation at delivering great academics, affordable cost, and great career foundations,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief. “We strongly recommend and salute the colleges we present…for all that they do to help their students with need afford to attend them while delivering an amazing college experience that’s worth every penny.”

In a separate listing, the Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Colleges lists Pitzer College #5 among the top 50 green colleges, schools with “exemplary commitments to the environment and sustainability.”

Franek noted, “These schools demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in a range of innovative ways. We recommend them highly to all students seeking to learn and live at a green college.”

The Princeton Review also lists Pitzer College this year at #5 in the nation among the Top 20 Private Best Schools for Making an Impact. The listing is based on student survey responses to questions covering community engagement opportunities, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. In addition, the Princeton Review took into account the percentage of alumni from each school that reported having meaningful work.

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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