A lot of colleges will tell prospective students that when they attend the school, they become a part of the school’s family.
It’s a nice thought for high school juniors and seniors looking for an institution where they can belong, and in some cases—like with one of the 5Cs—these colleges aren’t exaggerating.
What are the 5Cs?
The reason for the consortium is to provide the one-on-one attention of a small college, but with all of the resources of a huge university.
Here are some advantages to being a part of this consortium:
1. Located in Claremont, Calif., all of the schools are within walking distance from each other. This allows for a lot of social and academic opportunities within the colleges.
2. Students can take classes at any of the Claremont Colleges, with an expanded catalog of options. If your CC doesn’t have the class you want, another might.
3. Students have more options when it comes to access to facilities and participation in organizations, too. A 2-million volume library is for everyone—not just one particular college.
4. For the ladies of Scripps College, an all-female school, it’s nice to have some dating options with the men from nearby CCs. Variety is the spice of life.
5. There’s literally always something going on. Typically, one college itself offers a lot of lectures, events, and clubs. Think about what five can do.