The Claremont Colleges

Holi Festival As a Scripps student, you can have both the nurturing atmosphere of a small college, combined with the resources of a mid-size university. Scripps is an independent institution with its own student body, faculty, campus, and distinctive style and purpose. As a member of the prestigious Claremont Colleges, it offers you so many more benefits: joint academic programs, cross-registration in courses, five-college (“5C”) extracurricular programs, physical facilities, and more. With a combined co-ed student body of more than 5,000 undergraduate students, you have a wide range of events and social opportunities. All the five colleges are located on one square mile.

Students attending one of the 5Cs may:

  • Choose from more than 2,500 classes per semester though cross-registration
  • Choose from 50 majors at Scripps and through cross-registration or intercollegiate programs
  • Learn at cutting-edge science facilities that no small college alone could sustain
  • Eat at all seven dining halls, enjoying special menus such as Friday Night Sushi, Taco Tuesday, or Steak Night
  • Work out at four fitness centers, five swimming pools, and 12 playing fields
  • Root for the CMS sports teams comprised of students from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps
  • Make friends and socialize with students from the other colleges
  • Attend social events of each school such as the International Festival, lectures at the Atheneum, Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company performances, and the Ceramics Annual
  • Check out books from Honnold-Mudd Library, the central library for The Claremont Colleges and the third largest private academic library in California
  • Watch events at one of nine different performing arts centers

Members of The Claremont Colleges

Scripps College Pomona College Claremont Graduate University Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College Pitzer College Keck Graduate Institute