Pitzer College

Private, Four-years School Located in Claremont, CA

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How much is the PZ tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, PZ's tuition & fees is $62,692.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $84,946 when a student lives on-campus.

PZ Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$62,692
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$19,854
On-campus Expenses$1,300
Off-campus Room & Board$14,996
Off-campus Expenses$1,300
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$67,789

How Much Does it Cost to Go to PZ for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $273,423 at PZ. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $365,233. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $190,918.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$64,880$86,730$45,367
Sophomore (2024-25)$67,144$89,713$46,907
Junior (2025-26)$69,487$92,799$48,499
Senior (2026-27)$71,912$95,991$50,145
4 Years Total$273,423$365,233$190,918
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$67,144$89,713$46,907
Sophomore (2025-26)$69,487$92,799$48,499
Junior (2026-27)$71,912$95,991$50,145
Senior (2027-28)$74,421$99,293$51,847
4 Years Total$282,964$377,797$197,398
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$69,487$92,799$48,499
Sophomore (2026-27)$71,912$95,991$50,145
Junior (2027-28)$74,421$99,293$51,847
Senior (2028-29)$77,019$102,709$53,607
4 Years Total$292,839$390,792$204,099
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$71,912$95,991$50,145
Sophomore (2027-28)$74,421$99,293$51,847
Junior (2028-29)$77,019$102,709$53,607
Senior (2029-30)$79,706$106,242$55,427
4 Years Total$303,058$404,235$211,026
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$74,421$99,293$51,847
Sophomore (2028-29)$77,019$102,709$53,607
Junior (2029-30)$79,706$106,242$55,427
Senior (2030-31)$82,488$109,897$57,308
4 Years Total$313,634$418,141$218,190

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, PZ' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Pitzer College$62,692
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between PZ and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Pitzer CollegeClaremont, CA$62,692
Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PA$64,772
University of RichmondUniversity of Richmond, VA$62,600
Lafayette CollegeEaston, PA$62,574
Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, CO$67,932
United States Naval AcademyAnnapolis, MD-
Scripps CollegeClaremont, CA$63,434

Financial Aid and COA

At Pitzer College, 464 students (40%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $39,968.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at PZ is $44,978 for students living on-campus and $40,120 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 140 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $39,594 and the average amount of student loans is $4,829.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$84,946
COA (off-campus)$80,088
Tuition & Fees$62,692
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,254
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,396
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$44,978
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$40,120
Average Financial Aid$39,968
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship46440%$39,968
Pell Grants12511%$5,104
Federal Student Loan26923%$4,908
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid14039%-
Grants or Scholarships12134%$39,594
Federal Grants278%$6,814
Pell Grants278%$5,091
Other Federal Grants144%$3,321
State/Local Grants123%$8,836
Institutional Grants11933%$37,822
Student Loan Aid7020%$4,829
Federal Student Loans6919%$3,929
Other Student Loans51%$13,383

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

PZ's acceptance rate is 18.31%. A total of 3,676 applicants applied to and 673 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 357 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 53.05%.
To apply to PZ, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants3,6761,243$2,433
Admitted673256$417
Enrolled357130$227
Acceptance Rate18.31%20.60%17.14%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)53.05%50.78%54.44%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Pitzer College has a total of 1,212 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 483 male students and 685 female students attending PZ.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,168 483685

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA
Phone909-621-8000
WEBhttps://www.pitzer.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered60 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate18.40%
Yield47.98%
Student Population1,212
Graduation Rate85%
Retention Rate89%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties93 (Full-time), 10 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs259 (Full-time), 50 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$105,918
Average Staff Salary$68,447