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Claremont, CA 91711
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A lot of people complain that the school is expensive, which is true for its PhD program. Most PhD programs fund their students but CGU doesn't seem to have that luxury. However, as a Masters student who does get some funding, I have no complaints because I know how rare it is to find a school that funds Masters students. That aside, I've explored all the resources available to this school and I really like what CGU offers. They try to do a lot with student diversity, health, and academic help (e.g. Writing Center, digital services, library services, etc.) and I've found the workshops they had on career development to be very helpful. I think that if one utilizes those resources, the school isn't what everyone calls "overpriced." However, some of their resources are still being developed, such as the fellowship office so perhaps that's why people had/have complaints. Since it's a smaller school, the people (not only professors and advisers, but admin as well) are willing to help you out when you need it. I'm finding myself to have an incredibly positive experience so far with CGU.
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Claremont Graduate University gives you very little compared to what they charge in tuition and many of the administrators see students as inferior. The school of community and global health at CGU is fantastic, but the university as a whole is too expensive, and not student oriented.
The student housing is nice if one doesn't have a lot of things to put in it. Since the rooms come furnished (minus the bed), it's convenient, especially for those who live far away and don't want to deal with the hassle of buying and moving furniture. The studios are tiny but if one does not have a lot of luggage and what not, it works. The refrigerators for the studios are also a joke so if one wants to cook, I would recommend either buying a bigger refrigerator, or consider moving into a unit with a regular sized refrigerator (i.e. one that has a freezer). Basically, if you opt to have roommates or can afford to/want to move into a 1-bedroom, the refrigerator issue will be resolved.

As for noise from neighbors, I live on the third floor so I don't know how much noise there is from upstairs neighbors but I rarely hear my next-door neighbors so that's not usually a problem. For people who live on the first or second floors, I did hear that depending on the neighbor, one could hear them walking around (but I think that if the neighbor has heavy steps or wears particularly noisy shoes around their apartment, one can hear them). However, most of the people are out studying or working so I don't think that noise is too much of a problem. The housing complex itself is pretty quiet. Since it's graduate housing and people are generally older (there are married couples and some families that live here), it's much quieter. There's the occasional resident who comes straight from college thinking that the graduate student life will be the same as their undergraduate experience but the RAs are pretty good about handling those situations (in my experience anyway).

Overall, I find it convenient and nice to live here but others have moved out because it is a little pricier. My only mode of transportation here is a bike though so trying to find another apartment is less of an option for me.