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Claremont Graduate University

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

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Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is America's only graduate-only, research-extensive university.


Our five graduate schools provide PhDs and master's degrees to about 2200 students in 23 subjects. The CGU community is characterized by unusual diversity, collegiality, and environmental beauty. CGU is one of the seven Claremont Colleges, a consortium built on the Oxford model that The Fiske Guide has called “the most extraordinary assemblage of educational excellence in the nation.”


Our teaching and research reach across the disciplines and out into the world, enabling the very best professors and graduate students to take topics and fields in new and fruitful directions. We define our research agenda, carry out our research, and consider its implications with diverse partners from government, business, and civil society. In both teaching and research, our trademark is the interchange of ideas—inclusive of diverse points of view and attentive to evidence—to catalyze new ways to address tomorrow’s challenges.


The Career Development Office works in partnership with students to achieve their career objectives. We define our role as career consultants who provide the structure and services, including counseling appointments and specific workshops, to help students focus their search, to target appropriate employers, to implement their job search strategies, and to build skills in self-marketing.


Student services

  • Campus Safety
  • SDRC: Student Disability Resource Center

Housing services

  • Convenience- The apartment community is a ten minute walk to campus, or an easy five minute bike ride.
  • Safe- Well lit, gated fencing, video surveilence, on-site staff and routine patrols of the complex equate to a community that places a high value on the safety and security of it's residents.
  • Customer Service- Your needs and concerns as a graduate student are unique. We place importance on you as a "student" resident and do not classify you as simply a tenant.

Library services

The library includes:

  • Style manuals (APA, Chicago, Turabian, MLA)
  • Writing guides (Diana Hacker, guides for writing graduate papers, etc.)
  • Anthologies (Essays, American Literature)
  • Sample Dissertation Proposals
  • Writing in Specific Fields
  • ESL, pronounciation, and grammar guides for students who are not native English speakers
  • Writing Cover Letters
  • and more!

ICT services

The Office of Information Technology at Claremont Graduate University provides strategic technology solutions in order to support CGU's mission of preparing a diverse group of outstanding individuals to assume leadership roles in the worldwide community through research, teaching, and practice in selected fields.

Medical services

Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to promoting the physical health and wellness for all students served by the Claremont University Consortium. Our well-trained team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and medical support staff provides full-service care including laboratory and basic imaging, dispensary, and immunizations. We are an appointment-based clinic.

Student Life

Campus life

Our community is comprised of five buildings with a total of 158 units and 240 bed spaces. The complex has two types of housing: apartments and suites. Apartment-style housing is available in studio, one-bedroom/one bath, and two-bedroom/two bath floorplans. Suites, which are smaller than apartments because there is no living room area, are available in two-bedroom/ one bath and three-bedroom/ two bath floorplans. All of the bedrooms in the community are single occupancy, and all of the units in the complex are fully furnished with the exception of beds.

Sports facilities

Whether you are looking to join a rugby team or wish to try your hand at badminton or lacrosse, the choice is yours at the Rains Center. The Sports Club at the Rains center offer a wide selection of team sports for all the Claremont Colleges. Don't see your sport on the list? Give the Sports Club office a call, and they will assist you in getting a team started.

  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Rugby
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Men's Ultimate Frisbee - The Braineaters
  • Women's Ultimate Frisbee
  • Crew/Rowing
  • Cycling
  • Field Hockey - Coed
  • Equestrian
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Hockey

Student clubs

  • Junk Flow Club
  • Saudi Student Group
  • CGU Korean Student Association
  • Drucker Net Impact
  • CGU Latin@ Graduate Student Association
  • Association of Women’s Studies in Religion
  • Sister Citizen
  • The Power of She: A Feminist Resource Network
  • CGU Ping Pong Club
  • PhD [Pure (human) Debauchery] Improv Group
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Queer Graduate Union (QGU)
  • GIS Club - 'Applying GIS across the disciplines'
  • South Asian Student Association (SASA)
  • CGU Softball Team (The Mean Squares)
  • Soka Gakkai International - USA Buddhists Club
  • Eden’s Creed: Girl-Talk


Claremont Graduate University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Claremont, California, United States

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