The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The people and the community
  2. 2
    Professors who are open-minded and approachable
  3. 3
    The five-college consortium
  4. 4
    Beautiful weather
  5. 5
    Small class sizes
  6. 6
    The dining hall/food
  7. 7
  8. 8
    Students actively participate in the governance of the school.
  9. 9
    Relaxed atmosphere
  10. 10
    Freedom in an accepting environment

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
90% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
87% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
91% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
88% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
78% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
81% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
80% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
58% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
100% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 67% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-55% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Claremont is isolated and can be boring.
  2. 2
    Lack of social class diversity
  3. 3
  4. 4
    Unfair reputation as hippies-not necessarily true
  5. 5
    LA public transit is poor.
  6. 6
    Lack of school athletic spirit
  7. 7
    No business-related courses
  8. 8
    Small department sizes (not enough faculty members in each department)
  9. 9
    Student center has bad hours and needs renovations.
  10. 10
    Lack of food places on campus

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,402, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
50% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,028.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $15,000.
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