About Claremont McKenna College (CMC)
On Campus Housing
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.
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.