Claremont Graduate University Graduate Program Reviews

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73%
of students recommend
(3.1 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 74 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 2,136
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $32,874
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

A great program! Although this program is expensive, it provides me with a great network and access to resources that will further my academic career.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: -Great faculty that helps you in any way they can -Small campus & student population -Fast programs that actually teaches you necessary skills for jobs in education Cons: -Cost
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The program provides a unique track in a competitive field, helping me stand out to prospective employers. The course load is heavy in the beginning, designed more for young twenty year olds without families. Work load get lighter, but still on the high side. The quality of education is renowned and forth the work and price. Tuition is exceptionally high though.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Financial aid is difficult to navigate and there is a lot of bureaucracy.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

This graduate program provides an excellent academic experience. The professors are top notch and go above and beyond to provide the appropriate knowledge to students. Financial aid is the biggest drawback at the the school. Since it is a graduate only school there is little funding available and the school does little work to help students obtain outside funding.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the wonderful things about my program at CGU is the knowledge that is attained throughout the courses from both your professors and the materials/assignments that as a student you are to read or complete. I would say the only downfall to the school would be the high cost of tuition, however the knowledge and overall experience attained is priceless.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

Very rigorous, high quality program. But the low amount of financial support provided by the university becomes very discouraging.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Claremont features flexible programming that enables me, as a working professional, to progress through my PhD coursework. The professors are knowledgeable and supportive. The environment is aesthetically pleasing. However, the cost is prohibitive and financial aid is not helpful in securing additional grants and funding to make it more affordable.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Pluses: Individualized attention from Professors and small classes. Emphasis on quantitative methods that will help graduates get or get promoted in a knowledge-economy job. Minuses - Not really set up for part-time students, although there are some evening classes. Online classes are few and far between. Insipid, insufferable leftism, but not quite as bad as other colleges.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

CGU offers a variety of support for students from technology to writing. We have a few sites on campus for our physical and mental health well being. Our campus medical center can give referrals and has minor services. Mental health is critical for students under stressful situations with course load, finances, or personal issues and we can go talk to someone a number of times and then get referrals. We have great support from faculty and staff. We have special events from musical concerts to free lectures by notable people in many industries. On the downside living close to campus can be expensive (rents) if someone is not familiar with the area, but CGU provides a housing office that has listings for renting rooms or apartments.
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