Tuition & Fees

$56,475

$56,475

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
57%
600-699
42%
500-599
1%
700-800
65%
600-699
32%
500-599
3%
700-800
61%
600-699
35%
500-599
4%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
36%
18-23
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 584
Declined + 5,688
Total Received 6,272
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Private (nonprofit)

1,324

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Government
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4054
ACT 0224

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,327
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: 36,015), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
78%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
57%
600-699
42%
500-599
1%
700-800
65%
600-699
32%
500-599
3%
700-800
61%
600-699
35%
500-599
4%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
36%
18-23
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%

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 584
Declined + 5,688
Total Received 6,272

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
Assistant Vice President for Admission
P: 909 621-8088
F: 909 621-8516
admission@cmc.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$52,467

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,190
Room $9,300
Board $6,700
Additional fees $285
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $73,675
Average Financial Aid - $52,467
Total with Avg. Aid $21,208
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 5

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 5

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 909 621-8356
F: 909 607-0661
finaid@cmc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Clint Gasaway
Senior Director of Financial Aid
finaid@cmc.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

cycling, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cycling, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bocce, bowling, boxing, climbing, dodgeball, flag football, golf, homerun derby, inner-tube water polo, paintball, soccer, softball, Special Olympics, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, zen yoga

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Athletic Directors

Michael Sutton (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics And Physical Education
email

Jodie Burton (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Government
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

1,327

total students

46%

in-state

54%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,324
students

Female
48%
635

Male
52%
689

0%

3
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
3

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,321
students

Female
48%
634

Male
52%
687

1%

3
students

Female
34%
1

Male
66%
2

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Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
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

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

credits

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Conor Fritz
Associate Dean of Admission
909 621-8088
cfritz@cmc.edu

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