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Impressions Of
Pitzer College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Pitzer College

To Attend

  • “The Five College Consortium is great. It feels like I go to a small school but also a bigger school because of that. Each school has its own strengths and weaknesses, and you can access different resources throughout the five colleges. You also get to take classes from different backgrounds and different interests.”
  • “It’s an extremely safe campus. I have never felt unsafe here, to the point where I leave my laptop and keys on the table while getting food for 30 minutes.”
  • “You get a very intensive experience. Professors are willing to meet with you and give extensions when needed.”
  • “The people who go to school here really care about their education, their future, and the world. Coming from a high school where that was not necessarily the case for everyone, it’s so relieving to meet all of these deeply passionate people. Being around that is really inspiring.”
  • “The consortium is very nice. You get a flavor for every school by taking classes at each one.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you’re looking for a big party culture with sororities and fraternities, there is none of that at Pitzer.”
  • “If you are more conservative it may not be the place for you.”
  • “If you want a big sports scene. Sports are definitely not prioritized, and people don’t really go to sporting events.”
  • “The classes are very discussion-based, so if that’s not your type of learning that’s a reason to not go to Pitzer.”
  • “Really think about if you can handle being in a socioeconomically high group.” [About 2o% of students come from the socioeconomic top 1%.]
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