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
1,347
Undergraduate
Students
(%Not Reported) Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,110
Tuition and Fees
$54,405
Room and Board
$16,705
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$51,688
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,421
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
144
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
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
92.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: No policy as of now

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 6,342 applicants were admitted
Women
9% of 3,379 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 2,963 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
599 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
32% of 687 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,137
Students Accepting Wait List Position
668
Students Admitted From Wait List
5

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
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
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
31-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
81%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
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: 68%
Top quarter: 100%
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
$71,110
Tuition and Fees
$54,405
Room and Board
$16,705
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 April 1
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
184 (52.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
166 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
166 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (97.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,688
Need-Based Gift
Received by 161 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,208
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 151 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,356
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 76 (45.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
19 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,314

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
624 (46.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
541 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
539 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
527 (97.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,848
Need-Based Gift
Received by 527 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,324
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 495 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,960
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 281 (52.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
68 (5.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,953

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
31%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,421
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, Alternative 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, Veterans' Children
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/Industrial Management
  • 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
  • Legal Studies, General
  • 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
 
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
144
Part-Time Faculty
27
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
84%
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
2,016,635
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

  • Finance and Banking

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, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
3%
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, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
archery, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, crew, football, soccer, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, the forum - student newspaper, ascmc - student government, debate/forensics club, source, rotaract
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,347
Women
NotReported (%NotReported)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
Not reported
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Average Starting Salary
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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