Pitzer College is a small liberal-arts college in Claremont, California, operating as an active member of unique educational system known as The Claremont Colleges. This educational collective consists of seven different institutions guided by an "Oxford Model" of higher education. Pitzer is well known for preparing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to act as global citizens in today's ever-changing world. The college provides an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding, and environmental sensitivity. The campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and students enjoy Pitzer's warm and sunny climate year round. Plus, there is easy access to the nearby cultural hub of Los Angeles via commuter rail, and various outdoor recreation activities including skiing, hiking, desert, and ocean sports are within an hour's drive from campus.