Seven prestigious colleges located in Claremont, California. Consists of 5 undergraduate and 2 graduate schools. The institutions are highly selective and are consistently ranked among the nation's best colleges in US News and World Report as well as in many other college guides.
Located in the city of Claremont, which is known as The City of Trees and PhDs. The Claremont Colleges are often referred to as Harvard of the West Coast primarily because the city is dominated by people with advanced degrees, doctorates etc. It is a place with a lot of old money, inherited wealth, and blue blood.
The undergraduate colleges include Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Pomona College and Scripps.
The two graduate colleges include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.
The Claremont College campuses are adjoining and within walking distance of one another. Put together, the campuses cover roughly one square mile.
The purpose of the consortium is to provide the specialization, flexibility and personal attention commonly found in a small college, with the resources of a large university. Their compartmentalized collegiate university design was inspired by the University of Oxford.