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    Keck Graduate Institute - [KGI], California, Claremont

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    Estd 1997established year
    617enrollment
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    Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Claremont Courses, Ranking, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Based in California, United States, Keck Graduate Institute is a member of Claremont Colleges. KGI has a total of 608 students enrolled, out of which 62% female students and 38% are male students. It is one of the leading life science graduate schools with high-quality staff. It is the first graduate level college of the Claremont Consortium. The institute's degree programs are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    Over 600 student registrations, 300 faculty members, and more than 1,000 alumni gives clear evidence of the glory of KGI. The Keck Graduate Institute has four significant schools. More than 90% of its alumni are in the highest position in their career. The Institute believes Innovation starts when powerful minds are given the best resources.

    Keck Graduate Institute Campus

    Keck Graduate Institute Rankings

    EduRank:

    • #849 Country Rank 
    • #3009 World Rank 

    UNI Rank:

    • #732 Country Rank 
    • #2032 World Rank 

    Highlights

    Type Private
    Establishment Year 1997
    Location Claremont, California
    Campus Area 76 acres
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Program Master’s, Doctorate’s, and Certificate
    Total Enrollment 627
    Student-faculty ratio 12:1
    Campus Accommodation Available
    Financial Aid Scholarships, Student loan

    Keck Graduate Institute Courses

    • Keck Graduate Institute offers 8 Master’s degrees, 3 Doctorate degrees and 3 Post-baccalaureate certificate programs.
    • The institute provides a curriculum in 3 broad areas, i.e. Research, Healthcare, and Industry.
    • The high-qualified faculties are the backbone for the campus to make their students succeed in a specific specialization.
    • The institute is planning to introduce Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
    Programs Tuition fee Deadlines (International)
    Master of Business and Science  40,990 USD per year Rolling admission
    Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Process 40,990 USD per year January 15th 2021 (Rolling admission after this deadline)
    Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences 40,990 USD per year Rolling Admission
    Doctor of Pharmacy 47,990 USD per year June 1st 2021
    Post Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate  32,990 USD per year Rolling Admission

    Keck Graduate Institute Campus

    • The 76-acre campus of Keck Graduate Institute has three primary school buildings. 
    • The campus provides a unique facility of using campus ID cards as a debit card. This is usually known as “Claremont Cash.” It can be used to buy things across all Claremont colleges.
    • Claremont is just 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The city provides a number of local attractions like museums, theme parks, sports, beaches, parks, recreation and hiking trails, music and performing arts venues.

    Keck Graduate Institute Residence

    Housing facilities are available both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus Housing- Situated in Oasis, KGI commons with private and shared rooms. Number of flooring options are available to choose from. The average housing rent at the campus would be 600 USD to 700 USD per month.

    Facilities Available:

    • Fitness centre
    • Community kitchen
    • Rooftop Patios
    • Furniture in each room

    Off-Campus Housing- The Real Estate and housing office of Claremont Colleges assists the students in finding off-campus housing.
    Wide range of housing options are available including apartments and residences. Students can either lease or rent the apartment as per their requirements.

    Keck Graduate Institute Application Process

    Admission requirements for studying at Keck Graduate Institute vary from program to program. Students must fulfill admission requirements depending on the college/ school applying for. International students are advised to check admission requirements before applying to the choice of program.

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application Fee: 75 USD

    Application Deadline: The deadlines and the start of the admission vary from course to course. However, the admission process starts from January and continues till July.

    Basic Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be fulfilled for admission to the Keck Graduate Institute:

    • Transcripts from the previous college attended. Unofficial copies can be submitted if your official transcripts of the previous school are temporarily unavailable.
    • Valid test scores of GRE, GMAT, or MCAT
    • Proof of English proficiency. For this, test scores of TOEFL and IELTS are enough. Also, if you have studied in the U.S. for 2 years, then this requirement is waived.
    • Resume
    • Personal statement describing academics, career, and personal objectives.
    • Letter of recommendation

    Keck Graduate Institute Cost of Attendance

    • The cost for studying in the U.S. includes direct costs associated with tuition and fee and indirect costs like books, residence, transportation and miscellaneous expenditure.
    • The detailed tuition rates for various courses at the Keck Graduate Institute are as follows:
    Course Annual Tuition Fee
    Master of Business and Science 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Translational Medicine 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Bioprocessing research 41,400 USD
    Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering, 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analysis 41,400 USD
    Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling 41,400 USD
    Certificate in Bioscience Management (Per credit hour) 1,010 USD
    Post-baccalaureate pre-PA certificate 33,400 USD
    Post-baccalaureate premedical certificate 33,400 USD
    Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Life Science 31,400 USD
    Doctor of Pharmacy 48,400 USD

    Keck Graduate Institute Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Keck Graduate Institute offers financial aid in the form of merit scholarships, need-based aid, KGI student loan, federal work-study, etc.
    • Some examples of merit-based scholarships are given in the table below. Students with a GPA of 2.5 or above are given preference for merit-based scholarships.
    Name of Scholarship Amount Awarded
    Presidential Excellence Scholarship for incoming students of Pharm. D 10,000 USD per year
    Presidential Distinction scholarship for incoming students of Pharm. D 10,000 USD per year
    Dean’s scholarship for incoming students of Pharm. D 5,000 USD per year
    Presidential Future Pharmacist Scholarship 10,000 USD per year
    Genetic Counseling Dean’s Scholarship 10,000 USD (non-renewable)
    Genetic Counseling Cultural Engagement Scholarship 10,000 USD (non-renewable)
    • The Institute awards need-based financial aid to both domestic and international MBS, MEng and PharmD students. To be eligible, students must give relevant information about how they paid undergraduate program fees and how they plan to meet other expenses for the academic year. The details of need-based scholarships are as follows:

    Eligibility Criteria: Student must have minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5

    Amount Awarded: 40,000 USD for four years.

    • Apart from the above mentioned financial aid, international students are eligible to take student loans up to 20,500 USD. Students enrolled to the following programs are eligible for such loans:
      • Master of Business and Science
      • Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing
      • Master of Science in Applied Sciences
      • Master of Science in Translational Medicine
      • Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counselling
      • Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics

    Keck Graduate Institute Alumni Network

    There are more than 1,900 notable alumni of Keck Graduate Institute. The institute offers the alumni members several benefits like career services, alumni engagement, events, webinars, latest news from other alumni, updates from fellow alumni, etc.

    Some notable alumni of Keck Graduate Institute are as follows:

    • Angela Hoang - Associate Clinical Variant
    • Shabri Patel and Alexandra Petrasek - Genetic counselors at Fulgent Genetics
    • Line Stigen Racquet - CEO of Creoptix
    • Harish Daruri - Biomedical Scientist

    The university maintains strong alumni connections in the form of communities and groups on social media. The LinkedIn alumni group is the ultimate medium for the present students to connect with the other alumni of the university.

    Keck Graduate Institute Placements

    Several companies are coming forward to hire the graduates of Keck Graduate Institute. Some of the top employers include Atara Bio, Grifols, Proskauer, Nationwide Children, CVS Health, Gilead Sciences, Biocon, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, etc.

    More than 90% Master of Business and Science graduates are placed within six months of graduation. About 58% of students are employed in top companies before graduation.In contrast, 10% of graduate students opted for higher education.Average salary for KGI MBS alumni is 114,084 USD. The graduate salary is more than 60,000 USD annually. For students with more than three years of experience earn more than 130,300 USD annually.


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    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    L
    7.3 / 10

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    Dec 01

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    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    K
    7.5 / 10

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    Dec 01

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    K
    7.8 / 10

    Keck Graduate Institute Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    617
    FAFSA Code
    G38533
    Application Cost
    $75
    Accreditation
    ACS WASC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $39,900 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Attendance Cost

    $39,900

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $39,900 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    1603117243199

    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
    8.7/10Academic
    8.9/10Accommodation
    8.9/10Faculty
    8.9/10Infrastructure
    8.4/10Placement
    7.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    KK
    7.5 /10

    I opted for this college because of its worldwide acknowledgement in masters courses of medical fields and top quality education. The selection process was tougher than what I expected, it comprised multiple screening stages followed by an interview. And trust me, it was the most difficult interview that I have ever faced in my life for me. Also, I had paid $70 for the online application.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course curriculum, I got an opportunity to Interact with patients and healthcare providers to gain a true understanding of the clinical setting and user needs, learn and apply industry practices to develop and manufacture viable medical devices, and work in teams with industry sponsors to solve real-world problems.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    LT
    7.3 /10

    After applying to several universities in the USA, I got acceptance from this university to pursue my MSC in my desired field. I had two years of work experience and had performed well in my academics through out. The top notch faculty and job opportunities was the center point of attraction for me. The online application fee was $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course basically emphasis on specific training in translational and clinical research skills and a deep understanding of the context within which medical science was translated for societal benefit, including management skills. Nevertheless, I had great learnings here.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    AR
    9.0 /10

    I opted for this university because I found a low cost of living here. As compared to other universities from which I got approval for admission in the computer science stream, the course fee was affordable for me and its world rank was also good. The application fee was $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course curriculum, I got an opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare providers to gain a true understanding of the clinical setting and user needs, learn and apply industry practices to develop and manufacture viable medical devices and work in teams with industry sponsors to solve real-world problems.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    IM
    9.0 /10

    I applied to several universities in the USA and got acceptance from three universities. This university was one among them. I chose this university because of its low student-faculty ratio and worldwide acknowledgment. I completed high school with distinction and my extracurricular background had been also great.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course basically emphasizes specific training in translational and clinical research skills and a deep understanding of the context within which medical science was translated for societal benefit, including management skills. Nevertheless, I had great learning here.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SG
    7.5 /10

    The admission process in the college started with the following considerations- submission of a personal statement, resume, Letter of Recommendation, Transcripts, IELTS scores, Common Application form with a non-refundable application fee of around $75. After the careful scrutiny of these submitted documents, I was scheduled for an online skype interview by the authorities concerned with the admission department. After I got provisionally selected I had to pay a non-enrollment admission fee of around $400.

    Course Curriculum :

    The core essence of our course work laid importance on the medical device product life cycle. It took a step by step process of identifying the need, designing the product according to the consumer's preferences and adopting proper selling and marketing strategies. The course also involved Clinical Experience for Engineers, Broad Knowledge of the Medicine Industry including business, legal, regulatory and ethics and Active learning.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
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    535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711
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    Nearby This Campus

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    • Bus Station
    • Restaurant
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Shopping Mall

    Claremont Packing House0.24 km
    Village Plaza0.42 km
    Claremont Promenade Shopping Center1.48 km
    Montclair Place2.82 km
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    Restaurant

    The Back Abbey0.36 km
    Viva Madrid0.59 km
    The Press Restaurant0.67 km
    Walter's Restaurant, Bar and Lounge0.68 km
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    Pharmacy

    Ecoterra0.59 km
    Royalty Pharmacy2.66 km
    Robert H. Mohrmann, RPH2.85 km
    Scott W. Allison, PharmD3.25 km
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    Super Market

    Walmart Neighborhood Market1.38 km
    Super King Markets1.49 km
    Trader Joe's1.58 km
    Sprouts Farmers Market1.72 km
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    Bus Station

    Indian Hill Blvd and Santa Fe St E0.36 km
    Bonita Ave and Berkeley Ave E0.36 km
    Indian Hill Blvd and Santa Fe St W0.41 km
    Arrow Hwy and Indian Hill Blvd W0.44 km
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    Book Store

    A Shop Called Quest0.44 km
    Kindred Spirits1.71 km
    Beyda for Books1.93 km
    FYE2.83 km
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    Hospital

    Hospital Corporation of Inland Empire0.96 km
    Kaiser Permanente Indian Hill Medical Offices1.28 km
    Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare2.21 km
    R & B Lewis Cancer Care Center2.56 km
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    Airport

    KCCB CTAF 123.03.91 km
    Foothill Flying Club4.15 km
    Cable Airport Hangars4.50 km
    Brackett Field Airport5.39 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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