Oxford was the model used to create The Claremont Colleges—a group of academic institutions situated around a commonly used library and other resources—a place that was at one time surrounded by orange groves. Founded in 1925, CGU is the only comprehensive graduate-only institution of the renowned Claremont Colleges. Here, you can expect a high-caliber education set amid a small-town atmosphere and supported by world-class resources.
The Claremont Colleges is a unique consortium of highly-regarded institutions that includes: Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. As a CGU student, you can take courses at any of the colleges as well as at the Claremont School of Theology and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Cross-registration is free.
The Claremont Colleges provide university-scale services and facilities, including four libraries with more than two-million volumes, health and counseling centers, athletic facilities, ethnic centers, an interfaith chaplaincy, a performing arts complex, and an array of extra-curricular activities.
Surrounded by old-world charm and old-growth trees, the city of Claremont is just 35 miles from Los Angeles, one of the world’s most exciting, diverse, and metropolitan cities. Claremont is the perfect place to study hard, enjoy local culture, raise a family, or plot your next big career move, all the while enjoying sunshine nearly every day of the year. You’ll be within easy driving distance of Southern California’s beaches, mountains, and deserts, as well as a tremendous array of social, cultural, and sports activities.