is a small private liberal arts
college in Claremont, California. It was founded in
1887 in Pomona, California and moved to Claremont in 1889 on
the site of a donated hotel. Current enrollment (as of 2003) is approximately 1500.It is the founding member of a local consortium of colleges, the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont colleges try to deliver the attention of a small college, with the
resources of a large university (shared by the consortium).It is a top-five liberal arts college, as rated by U.S. News and World Report.It is very selective. Roughly one in five students applying is accepted.It is expensive. In 2003, a year of tuition, room, board and textbooks cost about $38,000.The school's athletic program participates, in conjunction with Pitzer
College (another consortium member), in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the
NCAA's Division III. The school's sports teams are called the Sagehens.