Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a private, all-graduate research university located in Claremont, California, a city 35 miles (56 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 1925, CGU is a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium which includes five undergraduate (Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, Pitzer College) and two graduate (CGU and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences) institutions of higher education. Adjoining and within walking distance of one another (refer to the map), design was based on that of Oxford University and Cambridge University.
CGU is the oldest all-graduate institution in the United States, with many notable alumni in different fields all over the world. The university is organized into nine separate schools; the School of Community & Global Health, formed in 2008, is the newest. Deborah Freund took office as University President in fall 2010.
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