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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 one graduate school with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. It focuses on preparing students to be leaders. Students tend to be outgoing, very involved and entrepreneurial. Its 56-acre campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Website: www.cmc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,343
Undergraduate
Students
(49.4%) 664 Women
(50.6%) 679 Men
3
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
10% of 6,066 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
730 average
690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
699 average
670-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$76,475
Tuition and Fees
$56,475
Room and Board
$17,300
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$60,818
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$21,450
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
149
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 79% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.7% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.8% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students
15.6% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.1%
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