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Pitzer College Adopts Test-Blind Admission Policy

Office of AdmissionNearly two decades after becoming the first college on the West Coast to adopt an SAT-optional admission policy, Pitzer College will switch to a test-blind admission policy for at least three years, beginning with the admission cycle for fall 2022.
June 8, 2021
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Pitzer College Names Yvonne Berumen Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid

Yvonne Berumen '97Claremont, Calif. (June 09, 2016)—Pitzer College has named alumna Yvonne Berumen ‘97, a leading advocate of first-generation and underrepresented college students, as its new vice president for admission and financial aid. She assumes office July 5, 2016. A first-generation college student, Berumen is currently the vice president of scholarships and academic support services at the [Read More...]
June 9, 2016
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Pitzer College Honors Houston-based Nonprofit Founder as 2014 Core Values Award Winner

Mattie Ross and Rick CruzClaremont, Calif. (September 22, 2014)—Pitzer College names Richard “Rick” Cruz, assistant superintendent of college readiness for the Houston Independent School District, the winner of the second annual 2014 Pitzer College Core Values Award. Pitzer’s Office of Admission created the award to recognize a high school educator whose work exemplifies Pitzer’s core values of social responsibility, [Read More...]
September 22, 2014
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Pitzer Expands Pathway to College for Low-income Students

Claremont, Calif. (September 19, 2014)—As part of its Pitzer Pathways Initiative, Pitzer College is partnering with the nonprofit Say Yes to Education to provide greater access to higher education for deserving students. By joining the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Pitzer and other private colleges and universities agree to ensure that most of the low-income [Read More...]
September 19, 2014
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Record Year for Pitzer College Admissions

Continued commitment to academic excellence and diversity Claremont, Calif. (October 5, 2009) – The Pitzer College entering class is the most academically talented and diverse in the College’s 46 year history. Pitzer College received a record 4,081 applications and offered admission to only 20%, making Pitzer the ninth most selective liberal arts college in the [Read More...]
October 5, 2009
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Director of Admission Angel Perez Wins a National Association for College Admission Counseling Award

Claremont, Calif. (August 08, 2009) — Angel Perez, director of admission for Pitzer College, won the 2009 John B. Muir Editor Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The award will be presented at NACAC’s 2009 National Conference in Baltimore, MD on September 26, 2009. Perez’s article, “Struggling Between Two Worlds: How [Read More...]
August 8, 2009
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Pitzer College Announces SAT-Optional Admission Policy

Claremont, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2003) — After two years of thorough study addressing faculty and student concerns about the role of SAT exams in admission to Pitzer College, the college has adopted an SAT-optional admission policy, which will be instituted on a trial basis for three years. “After careful consideration, the Pitzer College community has [Read More...]
February 7, 2003