The Claremont Lifestyle

Improve Your Quality of Life

Improve your quality of life now and into the future by receiving a world-class graduate education at a top-tier, private, graduate-only university. Claremont Graduate University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Claremont Graduate University is a member of the prestigious Claremont Consortium of seven institutions of higher education: Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Whatever your pleasure--surfing, skiing, sun-worshipping, clubbing, shopping, or the fine arts--Claremont's location offers the best of all worlds. Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Baldy, about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Claremont boasts a college-town feel, lush vegetation, and a sunny, Mediterranean climate year-round.

The city was ranked the #1 place to live in California (and #5 nationwide) by Money Magazine.  Our students are within an hour of southern California's beaches, mountains, ski resorts, desert recreation, big city nightlife, and world-class entertainment.


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Claremont Graduate University is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Baldy about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, California. Claremont is known as a beautiful west coast college town with a sunny, Mediterranean climate year-round, and as the "City of Trees and Ph.D.s". 

Follow this link to driving directions and a campus map.

The San Francisco Chronicle recently ran a story about the excellent quality of life in Claremont, which is drawing diners and shoppers from across the Los Angeles metropolitan area.  Follow the link above to read more.