9%

Acceptance Rate

$45,233

Avg.Financial Aid

001170

FAFSA Code

About Claremont McKenna College (CMC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,327

Website

www.cmc.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Claremont McKenna College, which is located in Claremont, CA is a private university. The university covers an area of 69 acres. Claremont McKenna College was founded in the year 1946. Claremont McKenna College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Crescit cum commercio civitas (Latin) and its official colors are maroon and black. The total enrolment stands at 1,349 (fall 2015) students at Claremont McKenna College. Around 1,343 and 3 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has an academic staff of 158 who teach various courses to the students. Around 100% of the students are 24 and under at Claremont McKenna College. At CMC around 41% are white, 16% are Non-resident alien, and 15% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. In its 74 years of existence, CMC has produced several known personalities like Robin Williams (Screenwriter, Actor), Henry Kravis (Businessperson, Investor), Benjamin Cruz (Politician, Lawyer), and Michael Arrington (Editor, Journalist). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, CMC offers around 77 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). $865 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Claremont McKenna College.

Location & Contact

Address

500 E 9th St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9096218000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Claremont McKenna College at the 29th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

5-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

9%

SAT Range

1350 - 1500

ACT Range

31 - 34

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to CMC is difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $70, as part of the admission process at CMC. The SAT score in the range of 1360-1510 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Claremont McKenna College is 32. However, those getting an ACT score less than 31 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400. They can also call them at (909) 621-8000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,512

Average Annual Cost

$54,160

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$245

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,705

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,500

Total One Year Cost

$73,810

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CMC. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $75,442. The average annual tuition cost ($56,475), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($17,300), and budget for other expenses ($1,575) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$6,981

Faculty Overview

64%

Male Professors

36%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

111 Graduates

Political Science and Government

52 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

33 Graduates

Psychology, General

30 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

24 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

23 Graduates

History

18 Graduates

Philosophy

18 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

17 Graduates

Mathematics

15 Graduates

Computer Science

13 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

13 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

11 Graduates

Biology, General

11 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

10 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

5 Graduates

Area Studies

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Anthropology

3 Graduates

Chemistry

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

International/Global Studies

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Cognitive Science

1 Graduates

Engineering, Other

1 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

1 Graduates

Human Biology

1 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,324

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

52%

US National: 44%

Female

48%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

42% White

6% Unknown

4% Black

15% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

16% Non Resident alien

11% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

48%

Out Of State

34%

In State

18%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,856 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

97%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,990/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,715/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,715/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Stags (men)/Athenas (women)

School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

271

Total Female Athletes

245

Intramural Sports

19

Sports Club

20

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CMC. At CMC, $17,300 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at CMC costs around $7,715 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CMC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 50% and 50%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$55,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$72,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,636

$15,636

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$162 - 162

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$45,233

Students Receiving Federal Grants

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,708

Students Receiving State Aid

11%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,096

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,905

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$61,203

$30K - $48K

$61,774

$48K - $75K

$57,053

$75K - $110K

$40,031

> $110K

$24,456

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$24,418,809

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,615,788

The financial aid department of Claremont McKenna College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,478, whereas the financial aid is $45,436. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $9,084 and institutional aid worth $45,436. At CMC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $24,418,809 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $1,615,788.

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