College Freshman 2013-09-24T15:03:23Z
The Gold Student Center is under construction this year, which means that students have to go to other 5C campuses to access gym facilities. However, next year the construction will be complete and should be super nice! Other facilities, such as the demo kitchen, are great!
College Freshman 2013-09-24T14:57:42Z
Due to limited parking spaces, students cannot have a car on campus until Junior year. A permit must be purchased, but it's not too expensive.
College Senior 2013-08-13T00:05:05Z
SoCal Weather is always the best. How can you argue with that!?
College Senior 2013-08-12T23:48:55Z
There are plenty of off-campus restaurants, but few students eat dinner off-campus. Frozen yogurt, pizza, In n' Out, donuts, and bagels are popular destinations off-campus, but they aren't near enough unless you want to walk 15-25 minutes to get there. A lot of places offer student discounts/you can use your student credit (Claremont Cash).
College Senior 2013-08-12T23:44:48Z
Pitzer has the best dining hall. You can also choose to eat at any of the other 5 dining halls (2 at Pomona, 1 for Scripps, CMC, and Mudd each). I like Pitzer the best because they always strive to provide students with fresh and organic food. The chefs take suggestions and try to provide what the students want. How else would we have gotten quinoa? :)
College Senior 2013-08-12T23:41:52Z
The brand new dorms are the best! Perfect room temperature control and very clean. I love the huge showers and private bathrooms. The housing is very convenient and only 5 minutes from the Pitzer classrooms. Mead is the oldest dorm. While older and therefore dirtier, the rooms are much bigger. The freshman dorms are very similar to the new East and West dorms. East and West are the best in terms of amenities, especially the bathrooms.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T18:33:59Z
Campus security generally doesn't go out seeking students to get in trouble. In fact, they're there to help. If they see someone struggling to get home or passed out, they will check out the person themselves to determine if they need medical attention or if they just need to go home. I believe the policy is that if you are sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning, then you will be required to go talk to the dean of students and probably end up with assigned hours of community service. The only time that administration is more strict is during dry week at the beginning of the year, and if caught, I believe it can lead to loss of housing. However, during the year the RAs are generally lenient unless they receive noise complaints.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T00:41:33Z
Games can be fun to go to but not a lot of people go unless its a rivalry game (Pitzer/Pomona v CMC/Scripps/Mudd). If you're really into sports, there's definitely room for you to do that, but the majority of the school isn't super involved.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T00:37:34Z
Many people smoke weed and drink as well as other drugs. However, there is little to no pressure to join in if you choose to not partake! I know many people who are sober and don't do drugs that are just as comfortable going to parties and events. No one is going to make you feel bad about being clean. If you do do drugs/drink, just be smart about, have some common sense and there probably won't be any repercussions.
College Senior 2013-06-17T16:12:23Z
The program I'm in, the New Resources program, is very unique. It helps older student finish their degree. It allows them to complete their degrees at their paces because it takes in consideration that most of these sident have families and full-time jobs. Furthermore the program is nearly fully funded (tuition and fees), though you won't accumulate a lot of debt. New Resources student are also given understanding with their course work without getting preferential treatment.
College Senior 2013-06-17T16:02:19Z
As a sociology major I'm pleaded with my choice. I live my classes and professors. If I could do it all over again I would and I would have delayed my major sooner. My goal is to teach on a collegiate level. I have some concerns about finding a job because the field is very competitive however from what I observed Pitzer trashes care of is own, furthermore, is hairs have been awarwed the most Fulbright scholarships for the pay few years.
College Senior 2013-06-17T15:51:41Z
Pitzer is small private college and the majority of professor their really want to see you succeed. My academic advisor sends out email reminders of our meeting days, helps me choose classes based on insider information, find summer research programs, internships, research graduate school, and introduces me to key people who can further help me in my educational and career endeavors. I truly enjoy the personalize attention I receive. Furthermore, we are part of a consortium, this I have 5collegesto choose classes from.
College Senior 2013-06-17T15:29:14Z
Pitzer College had an internship fund that you can apply for. Awards aren't guaranteed but it makes it easier for you to find a internship in your field because you can find companies or institutions of education in your field and tell them that your college will fund you internship. I was in a community based learning program at Pitzer which an internship that the school provided was part of the program. I applied for the funding to continue the internship over the summer and was fully funded. The college also post internship to is website and emails all the students informing then of internship opportunities.
College Senior 2013-06-17T15:16:10Z
The process for getting into the sociology program was relative easy. There was no special application note interview process. All I had to do was take sociology class, fill out a major declaration form detailing the class I have taken and plan to take. You do have to take three interdisciplinary courses and write a brief essay on how those disciplines will help you better understand your major. The declaration firm must be approved by your academic advisor.
College Senior 2013-05-02T00:26:59Z
It depends on the kind of diversity. As a liberal arts college and in comparison to the other Claremont Colleges, I would consider Pitzer to be pretty diverse. Not just in ethnicity, but in religion, political affiliation, class, gender, and age even. Clearly it has a majority of liberal-minded students, and people can be a bit closed off to republican ideals, but that doesn't mean we aren't tolerant. We have a secularism studies major at Pitzer as well as religious studies. Students are mostly women, but classes tend to be pretty even. There are a bunch of New Resource Students who are not of the typical college age. I always love hearing their perspectives in class discussions.
College Senior 2013-05-02T00:22:02Z
I love the Psychology program at Pitzer. It's very small so only a few students are selected to do thesis work their senior year. If you do well, the program will support you very well. I would do it again because of the positive experience I had with the program, however I might have chosen a different major just because of job prospects and a few personal preferences. Part of me wishes I had known what I know now about what like and what interests me. I would have chosen Neuroscience over Psychology as a freshman had I known, but that is a hard program to start late in the game. With all of the requirements, I didn't want to spend an extra year in college just to change my major. But if Psychology is right for you, I truly believe you will be happy with the classes, professors, and opportunities in the Psych field. I have had the best experiences with Pitzer Psych classes and professors as opposed to the other Claremont Colleges. I do have concerns with finding a job, but not because Psychology is a difficult field to enter, but more so personal struggles with what I want my career to be.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T23:42:00Z
Claremont is a really small town and so there isn't too much for college students. Some of the restaurants are a bit expensive because they cater to the retired population. However, you can always take the train into L.A. and there is plenty to do on the 5C campuses.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T23:38:56Z
The freshman dorms are only a few years old so they are really nice, well-maintained, and the pool is right in the middle of them for easy access! You also only have to share a bathroom with 3 other people.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T23:36:10Z
It is almost always sunny and at least 70 degrees out!
College Senior 2013-03-27T22:02:43Z
While there was a struggle at the office with the loss of the financial aid director, keeping oneself in contact with the workers throughout the process helps ease the process. The workers are very committed to helping students out and the financial aid packages are generous for most people I know.
College Junior 2012-10-22T21:43:09Z
Pitzer has a good dining hall, but it gets old after a while. It is great that you have other dining halls that you can eat at across the 5C’s.
College Junior 2012-10-22T21:41:09Z
A wide arrange of classes are offered across the 5C’s. The professors at Pitzer are great, very easy to get in touch with, and also know a lot about the subject they are teaching.
College Junior 2012-10-22T21:38:38Z
Great computer labs all over campus, usually pretty empty. However, printing can sometimes be a problem (lack of printers).
College Junior 2012-09-11T04:01:09Z
Not Known for Sports – Pitzer and Pomona share sports. There is no sporting events on Pitzer's campus whatsoever. Nobody goes to the games at Pomona either, unless it is against our rival (CMC, SCRIPPS, HARVEY MUDD). There are intramural sports, but those are kind of a joke
College Junior 2012-09-11T03:53:35Z
Professors Are Great, Material Not So Much – Professors are very helpful and really care. The material that they're teaching, though, is not as hard or intriguing as it could be.
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