The Princeton Review Ranks Pitzer Among Nation’s Best Colleges

Brant clock tower at Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (August 18, 2022)—The Princeton Review has ranked Pitzer College among the nation’s top higher education institutions in its Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition. Based on student survey responses, Princeton Review highlighted Pitzer in several categories, including:

#2 for “Most Politically Active Students”

The College’s civic engagement program, The People’s Pitzer, has earned the Highly Established Action Plan Seal from All In To Vote for the 2022 Campus Action Plan to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement.

#3 for “Green Matters: Everyone Cares About Conservation”

Pitzer’s initiatives—from LEED-certified residential halls to low-water landscaping to the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability—make sustainability an integrated part of how students live and learn at the College.

#5 for “Best Campus Food”

Pitzer’s McConnell Dining Hall offers fresh, healthy food with many locally sourced and organic items from small, owner-operated farms and ranches within a 150-mile radius.

#8 for “LGBTQ-Friendly”

Students and the College collaborate on making campus an inclusive environment. Campus resources for LGBTQ+ students include the student-run Rainbow People and the Claremont Colleges Queer Resource Center.

#11 for “Most Active Student Government”

The Pitzer College Student Senate, the central governing body of students, has an active presence on campus. Pitzer’s core value of student engagement reflects the College’s belief that students should shape their educational experience by serving on campus-wide governing committees.

Pitzer ranked #1 among the Top 20 Best Schools for Making an Impact (Private Schools) earlier this year in the company’s Best Value Colleges 2022 rankings.

For the latest edition of its Best Colleges guide, Princeton Review surveyed over 160,000 students across the country to find out what they love the most about these schools. All of Pitzer’s rankings in the Princeton Review can be viewed here.

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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