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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,347
   Women 658 (48.8%)
   Men 689 (51.2%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 9% of 6,342 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 706 average
670-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 695 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $67,885
  Tuition and Fees $50,945
  Room and Board $15,740
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,623
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 150
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 76% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Claremont Population 35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 97% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Stags; Athenas
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.6% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
17.0% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.6% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students 17.2% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 86.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 12.1%