Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,475

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
45%
500-599
1%
700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
2%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 625
Declined 5,441
Total Received 6,066
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Private

1,343

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,346
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational

69-acre campus in Claremont (population: 36,478), 30 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Los Angeles; other airport serves Ontario (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ontario International

Claremont McKenna College
500 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA
91711

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96.2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College
  • College Programming Board
  • Asian Pacific American Mentoring Program (APAM)

Top Events

  • Monte Carlo/Homecoming
  • International Festival
  • Athenaum Events
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
45%
500-599
1%
700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
2%
30-36
87%
24-29
12%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 5
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 625
Declined 5,441
Total Received 6,066

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
interview
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,478

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,190
Room & board $17,300
Additional fees $285
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,500
Total $76,475
Average Financial Aid - $5,478
Total with Avg. Aid $70,997
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, basketball, cornhole, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, football (non-tackle), futsal, lacrosse, pickleball, roller hockey, rugby, soccer, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cornhole, cycling, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, pickleball, roller derby, rugby, soccer, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indooe/sand), water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
French Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Systems Science and Theory
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,346

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,343
students

Female
49%
664

Male
51%
679

0%

3
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
3

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,340
students

Female
50%
662

Male
50%
678

1%

3
students

Female
67%
2

Male
33%
1

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

22

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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