The Claremont Colleges

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Claremont, California, boasts an academic prestige as the home of The Claremont Colleges, comprising five distinguished liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools. These institutions collectively form an academic powerhouse renowned nationwide. The rankings affirm this distinction, with Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, and Harvey Mudd College consistently securing positions within the top 14 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 rankings. Additionally, Scripps College and Pitzer College proudly claim spots in the top 40, further solidifying the Claremont Colleges’ academic excellence.

The inviting ambiance surrounding these prestigious campuses opens its arms to the public, offering a glimpse into the vibrant academic atmosphere. The streets and pathways meandering around the campuses are accessible to visitors, providing a chance to explore picturesque examples of architecture, admire public art installations, and stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens. This convergence of academic excellence and aesthetic charm creates an enriching environment that not only cultivates knowledge but also fosters an appreciation for art, culture, and the allure of higher education.

Public sites to visit on The Claremont Colleges campuses include:

Scripps College

Margaret Fowler Garden in Claremont
Margaret Fowler Garden

Pomona College


James Turrell Skyspace in Claremont at Pomona College
James Turrell Skyspace

Claremont McKenna College


Claremont McKenna Sculpture
“Meet Me in the Middle” Sculpture (photo:

Pitzer College


Harvey Mudd College


Venus statue in Claremont at Harvey Mudd College
Venus statue (Giovanni Bologna, 1552-1608)

Claremont’s bike-friendly tree-lined streets, historic buildings, downtown shops and restaurants, and music scene offer the quintessential college experience, and adding a stay at the boutique Hotel Casa 425 or remodeled DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont (along Historic Route 66) will encourage mom and dad back to return for frequent visits.






Whether you’re a fresh face stepping onto campus, a returning student ready for the next chapter, or simply curious about the Claremont Colleges experience, this GUIDE  is your comprehensive back-to-school companion filled with valuable insights and information.

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