Tuition & Fees

$52,825

$52,825

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 599
Declined + 5,743
Total Received 6,342
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Private (nonprofit)

1,347

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Government
  3. International Relations
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Codes

SAT 4054
ACT 0224

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
50%
500-599
0
700-800
53%
600-699
45%
500-599
2%
700-800
61%
600-699
35%
500-599
4%
30-36
81%
24-29
18%
18-23
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
37%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%
18-23
0
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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 1,347
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: 36,059), 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
68%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
50%
500-599
0
700-800
53%
600-699
45%
500-599
2%
700-800
61%
600-699
35%
500-599
4%
30-36
81%
24-29
18%
18-23
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
37%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 5
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

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 599
Declined + 5,743
Total Received 6,342

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
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 $891,401
State $855,875
Institutional $19,646,530
Other external $866,689
Total $22,260,495

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,227,995
Other external $143,390
Total $1,371,385

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
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

100%

1,347
students

Female
49%
658

Male
51%
689

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,346
students

Female
49%
657

Male
51%
689

undergraduatePart-time

1%

1
students

Female
100%
1

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
5%
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
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

6%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
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
Director of International Place
909 607-7868
jalampay@claremontmckenna.edu

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