CGU 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.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified CGU as Comprehensive Doctoral/no medical or veterinary. On our 19-acre, tree-lined campus in Claremont, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, our nine academic schools and one independent department award master's and doctoral degrees in 22 disciplines. Enrollment is limited and classes are small, so you receive the attention you need.
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 2,000 students. At CGU, students are encouraged to pursue personal academic interests and research agendas even when they transcend the boundaries between individual departments.