Tuition & Fees

$51,190

$51,190

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 784
Declined + 6,372
Total Received 7,156
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Private (nonprofit)

1,325

undergraduate students

21

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Government
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4054
ACT 0224

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
38%
500-599
1%
700-800
65%
600-699
33%
500-599
2%
700-800
73%
600-699
25%
500-599
2%
30-36
82%
24-29
16%
18-23
2%
30-36
73%
24-29
25%
18-23
2%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%
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School Facts

Claremont McKenna, founded in 1946, is a private, liberal arts college. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Its 69-acre campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,346
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Claremont, CA

69-acre campus in Claremont (population: 35,824), 35 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Los Angeles; other airport serves Ontario (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Claremont McKenna College
500 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
76%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
38%
500-599
1%
700-800
65%
600-699
33%
500-599
2%
700-800
73%
600-699
25%
500-599
2%
30-36
82%
24-29
16%
18-23
2%
30-36
73%
24-29
25%
18-23
2%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 784
Declined + 6,372
Total Received 7,156

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs
Director of Admission
P: 909 621-8088
F: 909 621-8516
admission@cmc.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $873,915
State $931,154
Institutional $18,306,696
Other external $594,995
Total $20,706,760

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,328,685
Other external $431,616
Total $1,760,301

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Water Polo Association
Mascot
Stags (men)/Athenas (women)
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Biophysics
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Classical Studies
Economics
Economics/Accounting
Economics/Engineering
Environment/Economics/Politics
Environmental Analysis
Environmental Science
Film Studies
Finance
French
Government
History
International Relations
Legal Studies
Literature
Management/Engineering
Mathematics
Media Studies
Middle East Studies
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Organismal Biology
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Philosophy/Public Affairs
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science/Management
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

98%

1,325
students

Female
49%
648

Male
51%
677

Graduate

2%

21
students

Female
14%
3

Male
86%
18

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,323
students

Female
49%
648

Male
51%
675

undergraduatePart-time

1%

2
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
2

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

16%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jessica Alampay
Interim Director of International Placement
909 607-7868
jalampay@claremontmckenna.edu

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