Like other nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences colleges, Pitzer offers an outstanding education; a substantial curriculum; small classes; faculty who are both dedicated teachers and accomplished researchers; a supportive campus environment; and a network of accomplished and enthusiastic alumni.
But Pitzer offers something more — the intimacy and flexibility of a small college combined with the resources of a major university — through membership in The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools. The curriculum and campus life at Pitzer encourage a union of intellect with action, providing opportunities to test theory, practice techniques, and explore career options through campus governance, community internships, classroom discussion, and study abroad.
Pitzer students are encouraged to tailor their education to meet their specific educational needs and interests, to view issues from many perspectives, and to ask how the knowledge gained here can be used to make the world a better place. Pitzer strives to enhance individual growth while at the same time building community. Students create their own academic programs in close collaboration with their faculty advisors through a unique set of educational objectives.