Claremont Graduate University is like no other graduate-level university in the nation. Founded in 1925, CGU is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study.

At CGU, students are encouraged to pursue academic research agendas both within and across traditional curricular boundaries. As a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions, CGU is able to offer a greater breadth of faculty and campus resources than is typical of a university with 2,200 students.

Claremont Graduate University is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as R2: Doctoral Research University, Higher Research Activity. Many of our academic programs are practice-based, so students start working in their field even as they’re learning. Enrollment is limited and classes are small, so our scholars receive individualized mentorship that expands their vocational network and prepares them for remarkable careers.

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  • Total students
    2,136
  • Full-time students
    67%
  • Master's students enrolled in coursework
    57%
  • Doctoral students enrolled in coursework
    40%
  • Certificate students enrolled in coursework
    3%
  • Students exclusively working towards dissertation/Master's thesis
    39%
  • Domestic students of color
    41%
  • Female students
    55%
  • International students
    21%
  • Countries represented
    52