The Claremont Colleges

Pitzer College is an active member of a unique educational environment known collectively as The Claremont Colleges. Guided by an “Oxford Model” of higher education, The Claremont Colleges are seven different institutions instead of one large university with several independent schools. The Pitzer community thrives within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges which provide students with an unsurpassed breadth of academic, athletic and social opportunities.

Pitzer College

Founded in 1963, Pitzer is a coeducational liberal arts college with a strong commitment to the values of a residential educational community. It offers concentrations in all major fields of the liberal arts with curricular emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences. Its particular strengths lie in encouragement of independent work and the development of a critical approach to the traditional disciplines.

Claremont McKenna College

Founded in 1946, Claremont McKenna College offers a BA in 26 fields, often combined by students in dual majors. Most of the College’s students choose a major or part of a dual major in economics, government or international relations. CMC is unique among liberal arts colleges in that it actively supports faculty and student research and publications through seven research institutes. more…

Harvey Mudd College

Established in 1955, Harvey Mudd College is a coeducational college of science and engineering. The curriculum is designed to create scientists and engineers with unusual breadth in their technical education and a firm academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Engineering students may opt for a fifth-year master’s degree program. more…

Pomona College

Pomona College, founding member of the consortium, is an independent, coeducational college offering instruction in all major fields of the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. Pomona emphasizes both liberal arts and paraprofessional training, providing students with considerable exposure to a wide range of fields and first-rate preparation for future professions. more…

Scripps College

Started in 1926, Scripps College is a liberal arts college for women. Its curriculum offers a wide variety of humanities, fine arts and social science courses. Scripps offers the Bachelor of Arts degree, with more than 30 majors in five fields. more…

Claremont Graduate University

Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University offers advanced work in humanities, fine arts, mathematics, social sciences, education, management, executive management and information science. It is a graduate-only institution, granting masters and doctoral degrees. more…

Keck Graduate Institute

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), the seventh and newest member of The Claremont Colleges, is the first US graduate school dedicated exclusively to the emerging fields of the applied life sciences. KGI’s mission is to combine the vast power of ongoing developments in molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry and related fields with creative, application-centered engineering. more

The Claremont University Consortium

The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges, located in Southern California. CUC is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services. more…