Pitzer College Ranked in Top Tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S.News & World Report

Claremont, Calif. (August 19, 2005) — Pitzer College is ranked 53rd overall in the nation among liberal arts colleges in the 2006 U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Increasing from 59th place from the previous year, Pitzer's rankings reflect continued strong placements in all categories, particularly among academic quality reputation, selectivity, and diversity.

"Pitzer College continues to improve in its rankings as a result of the achievements of its quality students and faculty and the recognition and respect of other institutions," President Laura Skandera Trombley said.

Additional results include ranking fifth in the top tier for racial diversity along with Occidental, Swarthmore, Amherst and Claremont McKenna Colleges.

In only two years, Pitzer College has climbed 17 places in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The annual rankings examine the nation's 215 liberal arts colleges.

Rankings of sister institutions within The Claremont College Consortium include: Pomona College, #6, Claremont McKenna College #10, Harvey Mudd College #18, and Scripps College #27.

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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