CMC is part of the five-college consortium located in the happening town of Claremont, 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students come here looking for professional majors and to take advantage of internships in LA, New York, and Silicon Valley. The campus has an energetic, entrepreneurial vibe, mellowed a tad by the expansive mountain views. On Friday night, it’s easy to find several street bands performing in town where the students find plenty of cafes, pizza joints, and ice cream. Trips into LA are always an option for more entertainment.