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Pitzer College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1963
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 958
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $86,336,000
Admissions Address

1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101

Website

http://www.pitzer.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@pitzer.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Arnaldo Rodriguez
Admissions office telephone: (909) 621-8129
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.pitzer.edu/admissionfinancialaid/admission/onlineapp.html  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 37%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 37%
Total applicants: 3,437
Total acceptances: 1,263
Total freshman enrollment: 229
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,217
Male acceptances: 462
Male freshman enrollment: 95
 
Female applicants: 2,220
Female acceptances: 801
Female freshman enrollment: 134
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 43%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 745
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 19
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 31%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 54%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 - 680
Math: 560 - 650
Combined: 1130 - 1330


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 19.0% 10.0%
600-699 50.0% 56.0%
500-599 29.0% 28.0%
400-499 2.0% 6.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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