Pitzer College Study Abroad Program Recognized by US News and World Report
Claremont, Calif. (August 20, 2009) — The Pitzer College Study Abroad Program was recognized by the 2010 US News and World Report as an outstanding academic program. Pitzer is the only West Coast institution in this category.
Pitzer offers four semester programs, two summer programs, 33 international exchange programs and 14 domestic exchange programs. Over 60% percent of Pitzer students study abroad compared to under two percent nationally.
"International opportunities are available for our students on every continent except Antarctica and we encourage students to start their study abroad experiences beginning their freshman year," said Laura Skandera Trombley, president of Pitzer College. "As the leading Fulbright Fellowship institution in the country per capita, I am convinced that our international programs position our students for such prestigious national awards."
The 2010 America's Best Colleges lists by US News and World Report provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measure of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.