Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 67%
- 20 to 49 students: 33%
- 50 or more students: 0%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Most Popular Majors
- Environmental Studies: 3%
- Mass Communication: 3%
- Political Science and Government, General: 3%
- Psychology: 4%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Interdisciplinary/intercultural exploration
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social responsibility
- Social science
Special Study Options
Other Academic Offerings
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
- Atherton study rooms
- The Grove House
- Honnold/Mudd Library
- Marquis Library
- The Motley (Scripps's coffeehouse)
- The Mounds
- The pool (near the Gold Student Center)
Tips to Succeed
- Be active in the community!
- Form study groups.
- Get to know your professors.
- Go to class.
- Keep up on schoolwork.
- Make friends from all five Claremont colleges.
- Make use of your adviser.
- Study BEFORE the night before a test.
- Take one interesting or fun class a semester to prevent burnout.
Did You Know?
- In 2011, Pitzer College added a major in secularism and is the first college or university in the United States to do so!
- During your first semester at Pitzer, you will be enrolled in what is called a "Freshman Seminar" consisting of no more than 17 students, each with a different theme.
- Pitzer College is highly unique in that it is a member of the Claremont Colleges. This consortium consists of five undergraduate institutions (Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Pomona colleges), two graduate schools (Claremont Graduate Institution and the Keck Graduate Institution), and a theological school (Claremont School of Theology). The five colleges (5Cs) share resources, and inter-registration between is widespread. A Pitzer student may take classes at any of the 5Cs without special registration or transference of credits.
- Pitzer encourages its students to develop their own major and course of study if they feel so inclined. Students often double major or combine their majors in order to complete a concentration that interests them or to focus on an area of specialty. Student-designed majors include multicultural pedagogy, labor studies, folklore, politics of art, and East Central European studies.
- Pitzer students have research opportunities as early as their first year. Students may apply for grant money and do independent studies and research for credit.
- When Pitzer is hiring a new professor to join its staff, the administration actually gives students a say in which new faculty member they would like to join the Pitzer family.