Private 4 Year

Pitzer Admission Requirements

Claremont, California

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Chances of getting into Pitzer College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Pitzer College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Pitzer and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Pitzer is 18%.  It ranks #9 in California and #54 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Pitzer is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 673 out of 3,676 applicants were admitted.

Pitzer College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.93. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Pitzer College is a prized outcome for many students.

The Pitzer application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Pitzer College.

Pitzer SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Pitzer College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Pitzer College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Pitzer ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Pitzer College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Pitzer College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Pitzer GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Pitzer College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Pitzer. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pitzer College was 3.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Pitzer is a very selective school.

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High School GPA's for admitted Pitzer College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 37.72% Good
3.75 to 3.99 32.52% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 21.17% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.36% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.23% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

69.23% of Pitzer College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pitzer College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 69.23%
Top 25% of class 90.38%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Pitzer College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,433 1,243 3,676
Accepted 417 256 673
Acceptance Rate 17% 21% 18%
Enrolled 227 130 357
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 51% 53%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Pitzer College is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pitzer College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Pitzer College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pitzer College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
Other Colleges to Consider 

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121257 IPEDS survey data for Pitzer College.


What is my chance of getting into Pitzer College?

18% of those who apply are granted admission to Pitzer. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.