Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

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
1,324
Undergraduate
Students
(48.0%) 635 Women
(52.0%) 689 Men
3
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 6,272 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
680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
697 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
$73,775
Tuition and Fees
$56,475
Room and Board
$17,300
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$59,734
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,355
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
157
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
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.2% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students
16.0% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.7%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
500 East 9th Street
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone
(909) 621-8088
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@cmc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 5
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
9% of 6,272 applicants were admitted
Women
9% of 3,392 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 2,880 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
584 admitted students enrolled
Women
165 (53%) of 309 admitted students enrolled
Men
160 (58%) of 275 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
25% of 771 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,037
Students Accepting Wait List Position
651
Students Admitted From Wait List
25

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
64%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
697 average
670-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
57%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
90%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 78%
Top quarter: 93%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,775
Tuition and Fees
$56,475
Room and Board
$17,300
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admission@claremontmckenna.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 5
Final deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001170
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
156 (52.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
131 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
131 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
131 (97.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$59,734
Need-Based Gift
Received by 130 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $55,880
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 120 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,672
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 56 (45.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,355

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
574 (46.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
532 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
530 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
529 (97.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,467
Need-Based Gift
Received by 523 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,754
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 479 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,821
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 263 (52.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (5.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,788

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,355
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • 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
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
157
Part-Time Faculty
22
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
87%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,357,533
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
220
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
69 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Claremont
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Claremont

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
archery, badminton, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, sand volleyball, skiing (downhill), squash, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
archery, badminton, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, sand volleyball, skiing (downhill), squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, associated students of claremont mckenna college, college programming board, asian pacific american mentoring program (apam)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,324
Women
635 (48.0%)
Men
689 (52.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,321
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.2% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students.
16.0% from 43 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Average Starting Salary
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.7%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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