Chances of getting into Pitzer College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
13.3%
Admission Difficulty for Pitzer College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Pitzer and can I get accepted? The school has a 13% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 581 out of 4,358 applicants were admitted making Pitzer a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Pitzer College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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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

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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.85
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Pitzer College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pitzer College was 3.85 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Pitzer is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pitzer College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 60% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Pitzer College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,940 1,418 4,358
Accepted 344 237 581
Acceptance Rate 12% 17% 13%
Enrolled 160 113 273
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 48% 47%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pitzer College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pitzer College Admission 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

13% 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.