Visiting Pitzer College

If you’re thinking about applying to Pitzer, you may want to consider arranging a campus tour, interview or overnight visit with the Office of Admission.

Pitzer College is located in the city of Claremont, a Southern California community of 35,000 noted for its tree-lined streets and many parks. Situated at the southern base of the San Gabriel Mountains—with Mt. Baldy rising above it—Claremont is about an hour’s drive to downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Coast beaches, the desert highlands and snow-capped mountain ranges.

Driving to Pitzer

From Ontario International Airport:
Travel west on I-10 (towards Los Angeles). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard and go north for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From Los Angeles International Airport:
Take the CA-1 south/Sepulveda Boulevard towards I-105. Take the I-105 east (Imperial Highway). Take I-605 north. Take I-10 east towards San Bernardino. Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard and go north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From San Diego:
Take I-15 north. Take I-10 west towards Los Angeles. Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard and go north for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From Orange County:
Take the CA-57 freeway north towards Pomona. Take I-10 east. Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard and go north for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley:
Take I-210 east to Towne Exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway):
Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

From I-210 east (Foothill Freeway):
Take I-210 east to Towne exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stop light after Indian Hill. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right. You can also exit on Baseline (exit after Towne). Turn left on Baseline, then left on Monte Vista Avenue. Take the second right onto N. Claremont Boulevard, then right onto 9th Street. The East Mesa parking lot will be directly on your right.

Parking for Admission
Parking for the Office of Admission is in the East Mesa parking lot. The Office of Admission is located on the first floor of Pitzer Hall, the building closest to the parking lot. The Office of Admission will issue you a parking permit.

Airports

Ontario International Airport is located 20 minutes from campus. Many major airlines service Ontario. Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located about one hour and 15 minutes from campus (assuming minimal traffic). Most major airlines service LAX. Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.

John Wayne International Airport (Orange County) is located in Newport Beach, just off the 405 freeway, about 30 miles south of Claremont. Estimated travel time is approximately one hour.

Ground Transportation

Rental Car
If you plan to rent a car for the duration of your stay, below are a few competitively priced agencies in the Los Angeles area.

Alamo: 800-327-9633
Avis: 800-831-2847
Enterprise: 800-325-8007
National: 800-227-7368
Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Shuttle Service
Airport shuttle services are available to The Claremont Colleges and nearby hotels. The cost is approximately $25 between ONT and Pitzer College; $60-100 between LAX and Pitzer College.

Express Shuttle: 800-427-7483
Supershuttle: 909-467-9600 or 800-BLUE-VAN

Rail and Public Transit

Claremont has a Transit Center with commuter rail service (Monday – Saturday) and bus service to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and many other Southern California destinations. The transit center is located on First Street between Yale and College Avenues, about 12 blocks from campus.

For details and schedules, visit:
Metrolink

Foothill Transit
Omnitrans

Inter-City
Amtrak

The nearest Amtrak station is located on Garey Avenue in Pomona, about three miles from campus. Service is provided daily.

Greyhound Bus Lines
The closest Greyhound depot is located on Indian Hill Boulevard, just south of the I-10 freeway.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016