Commonly refers to the 5 prestigious undergraduate colleges located in Claremont, California but also includes 2 graduate schools. The undergraduate institutions, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps are all highly selective and consistently ranked among the nation's best colleges in US News & World Report as well as in many other college guides. The colleges are all technically independent but share a variety of resources and programs. Pomona and Pitzer do joint athletics while Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps (CMS) do as well.
Oh my god, you got into one of the Claremont Colleges? Man, you must be crazy smart!
I could never get into one of the Claremont Colleges...my SATs are not nearly high enough.