Class of 2018 Admission Data

Class of 2018
  • Applications: 4324
  • Acceptance Rate: 13%
  • C/O 2018: 260
  • In State: 43%
  • Out of State: 57%
  • International: 8%
  • Students of Color: 41%
  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%
  • Average High School GPA: 3.83
  • First generation: 13%
  • Transfers: 15
  • New Resources Students (23+): 6

The countries represented in this year’s first-year class are: China, France, Great Britain, Greece, India, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, Panama, Rwanda, Thailand, Taiwan

We are happy to welcome a class that truly embodies the values of Pitzer College. Here are some examples of the amazing things already accomplished by this class:

  • Won two grants and founded a nonprofit that focuses on literacy in Haiti
  • Is a beekeeper for 5 colonies of bees where he studied their behaviors, as well as harvested and gifted honey
  • Stood up against standardized testing in his school by writing “You Will Not Standardize Me” in a history test booklet and lead his school administration in a dialogue about the disadvantages of standardized testing in class
  • Helped raise 25,000 for a neonatal unit in Uganda
  • Took a gap year to take care of animals at an elephant and dog sanctuary in Thailand and taught English at an NGO in Cambodia
  • Met with the senator’s chief of staff of his “red” home state to lobby for same-sex marriage
  • Created an anti-bullying curriculum for fourth and fifth grade girls
  • Founded a skin care company that uses all natural ingredients
  • Won a grant and founded a nonprofit called Brothers Making Change, a mentor program for black youth in his community
  • Worked at a health clinic in Addis Abba, Ethiopia
  • Was the front runner in raising money and installing a sustainable rain garden in her high school
  • Are three members of the Indie band “King and Grove” who brought their band all the way from Washington DC to join the class of 2018
  • Speaks five languages
  • Presented a paper on female infanticide in South Asia at the 2012 Global Development Youth Summit in China and wrote about his experience in The Himalayan Times
  • Helped to install his village’s first flushing toilet after the destruction of the Rwandan Genocide
  • Founded an urban farming co-op at her school
  • Protested on several occasions outside the House of Commons, in one instance bringing along a group of kids dressed as pandas to protest environmental issues
  • Saved her school newspaper from budget cuts by speaking in a public meeting before the district school board
  • Served as president of their school’s GSA, president of Project Safe Zone, and on the Board of Directors for GSA Network