Pitzer Rises in Annual Ranking of Top Liberal Arts Colleges

Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2022)—In its 2023 Best Colleges list released this week, U.S. News & World Report ranks Pitzer #33, two spots up from last year and tied with the College of the Holy Cross and Scripps College.

U.S. News evaluated 1,500 colleges and universities on 17 measures of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, and student selectivity.

U.S. News also counts Pitzer as #41 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, a list that focuses on schools whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.

On the list of Most Innovative Schools among liberal arts colleges, Pitzer is #51, in an eight-way tie with Barnard College, Oberlin College and Conservatory, and the University of Richmond, among others. Schools on this list are identified as making the most innovative improvements and promising changes in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities, according to U.S. News.

All five undergraduate institutions of The Claremont Colleges—Pitzer, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, and Scripps College—were counted among the top 35 liberal arts colleges in the country. U.S. News 2023 Best Colleges Rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges.

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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