Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a research university located in Claremont, California, and is the oldest graduate-only higher education institution in the United States. The university is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a group of seven world-class institutions modeled after Oxford and Cambridge, and is spread across a 19-acre campus, within walking distance to the popular Claremont Village and just 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. CGU embraces all nationalities and welcomes students from over 50 different countries around the world.
Students have the option of studying a wide range of postgraduate programs, including master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificates. All programs are practice-based and tailored to students' specific career needs and goals, thus helping to ensure that they will meet their career aspirations following graduation. Students also have the chance to gain industry experience through a variety of internship options.
There is a dedicated Career Development Office at CGU which offers a wide range of services, including helping students to launch or advance their career, develop a stand-out CV and cover letter, and help them with finding internship opportunities and relevant career workshops, among other services.
A wide range of clubs and societies are available for students to get involved with during their graduate careers, and many of these groups also provide students with ideal networking opportunities as well as skills to boost their CVs.
Other student support services are available at the university, including confidential counselling with a trained team of professionals, access to an on-site medical team, and a dedicated Student Disability Resource Centre for those with a disability or special needs.