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Claremont Graduate University

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Date: Dec 14 2015
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
CGU is outrageously expensive, the administrative staff and faculty at the school as a whole show little to no interest in students and though people may have heard of the Claremont Colleges, they don't know a thing about CGU. I've heard them complain about students over petty things. I've seen them use student's data for grant writing and publication without permission. DBOS in particular requires students to complete a "portfolio" which includes a multitude of tools and items you are required to submit (e.g., write a grant, publish a paper, advanced stats exam). The faculty drag out the approval of papers, grants, reports, even dissertations to keep students in school and paying tuition. It is a scam. If you ever find yourself in need of support (e.g., family leave, medical issues etc.) don't expect any support whatsoever. Recently a student's dissertation accepted after 37 (yes, 37) drafts, and they defended their dissertation. They passed their defense, but were then told they would have to complete 6 new analyses of the data and wouldn't be able to graduate until May! The student will now have to pay more tuition, delay their career, and delay a raise they would have received once they obtained their PhD. CGU is a SCAM. The campus is pretty, the enrollment/admissions folks are super nice. Once you're in though you are treated like crap. As much as they claim to be part of the Claremont Colleges, they are not. The financial arrangements the other colleges share as part of the consortium do NOT apply to CGU. Don't be fooled.
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commentThank-you for your succinct negative comment on CGU. I personnally witnessed this in 2012 with the Teacher Education program. It was awful to witness administrative blunders, Coordinators who were out of touch and the expensive cost of attending with this type of poor leadership. Once again your review is timely, accurate and most disturbing about an elite private school such as CGU.
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