Kim will be traveling all over Southern California touring and learning about some of the best universities California has to offer. Follow her here for her insights into the various colleges -- what they're like and what it takes to get in!
WHY IS THIS SCHOOL AWESOME?
Kim: The whole campus is so artistic and beautiful. There are hand-painted murals on almost every building and brightly colored adirondack chairs, hammocks and tiled benches for students to enjoy.
FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS?
Kim: Hard to say because the entire campus was really amazing. I especially loved the Multi-Species Negotiation Center, which encourages ecological unity.
5 WORDS TO DESCRIBE CAMPUS?
Kim: ARTISTIC, MID-CENTURY, ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY, INTERCULTURAL, UNIFIED.
THE "TYPICAL STUDENT" IS...
Kim: Pitzer College encourages students to be socially responsible, have intercultural understanding, take part in interdisciplinary learning, be engaged and independent, and be involved in environmental sustainability. Students here are very diverse!
Kim: Pitzer College runs 41 international exchange programs, and also operates its own study abroad programs in Botswana, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy and Nepal. Because of this, Pitzer is #6 in the nation for most students studying abroad. The programs are so great and well-known that about three-quarters of students take advantage of the study abroad program.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS/OFFERINGS APPLICANTS SHOULD CONSIDER?
Kim: Definitely look into studying abroad since there are so many possibilities for students here! The most popular majors at Pitzer are Psychology, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Economics, and Sociology.
TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Kim: Applicants are actually not required to submit ACT or SAT scores at Pitzer, although they do have the option of submitting them. While these tests aren't required, students should have above a 3.5 GPA and be in the top 10% of their class for their application to be considered.
Kim: If a student doesn't feel like walking through campus (or throughout the Claremont Consortium), they can borrow a free bicycle through Pitzer’s Green Bike Program. Also, Pitzer is known to have the best breakfast among the 5Cs-- and even offers breakfast for dinner!
Come back soon for more college tours!