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CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE - [CMC], CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA

Claremont, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1946Established Year
  1345Enrollment

Claremont McKenna College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) was founded in 1946. It’s a private, coed College. It One of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. The acceptance rate of the university is 10%. Located in Claremont, California. Precisely, it's 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Initially, CMC was called Claremont Men’s College. It later turned coed. The total undergraduate enrolment in 2019 was 1,324.

Claremont McKenna College offers admissions in undergraduate and graduate levels of study. in 50% of women seeking degrees and 50% of men seeking degrees at the College. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1. Last year 47% of the students received financial aid.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1946
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment1,327
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1

Claremont McKenna College Ranking

  • Ranked #7 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #23 in Best Value Schools by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked # 35 in Most Innovative Schools by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked # 60 in Best Undergraduate Teaching by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked # 17 in Coops/Internships by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked # 42 Top Private Universities in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked # 15 in Best Small College in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked # 23 Hardest Colleges to get into in America by Niche in 2020.

Claremont McKenna College Campus

The Campus size is 69 acres. Claremont McKenna College is a member of the Claremont Colleges. Claremont Colleges consist of 7 colleges such as Pitzer College, Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, SCRIPPS, Keck Graduate Institute, and CMC.

  • Among these 7 colleges, CMC is the 3rd college to be built.
  • Roberts Pavilion is a fitness and events center. It hosts many of the important community events.
  • CMC has an NCAA Division III athletic program that has won over 300 conference championships and several other national championships.
  • The campus also consists of a health and wellness center, security, transportation, medical center and many clubs and organizations that students can be a part of.

Programs offered at Claremont McKenna College

Clare McKenna College offers various programs for undergraduates.

  • There are undergraduate degree programs, accelerate programs, joint degrees/major programs, and dual degree programs.
  • All undergraduate students complete at least one major by the time they graduate.
  • Apart from completing the degree, students are also given the option to complete course work. And this course is called the ‘sequence’. ‘Sequence’ is a series of courses related to a subject chosen from various specialties provided at CMC.
  • CMC consists of 12 departments or schools.
  • There are 11 sequences that students can choose from.
  • There are 5 College Majors and 4 joint, accelerated and dual programs
  • CMC offers one graduate program and it’s a Master of Arts degree in finance.

Residence Facilities at Claremont McKenna College (CMC)

94% of the students live on campus. There are 14 residence halls and one apartment complex.

  • 10 of these halls and the apartment complex are air-conditioned.
  • First-year students are assigned a roommate and in the subsequent years, students can choose roommates on their own.
  • There is no residential hall made specifically for freshmen. Every residential building has room to accommodate 20% of the freshmen.
  • Beckett Hall is the only residence hall that is gender-inclusive on campus.
  • Every residence hall consists of laundry rooms. The machines only accept credit card payment.
  • Residential halls are of three types, such as suit style, rooms off a central corridor and 8story towers.
  • The campus consists of one dining hall called Collin’s Dining Hall. It serves 3 meals from Monday to Friday and during weekends brunch and dinner are served.

Application process

International students who want to seek admissions at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) can follow the below-mentioned application details:

For Undergraduate

Students can apply for either Early Decision I, Early Decision II or Regular Decision. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 1. Deadline for Early Decision II and Regular Decision is January 5

  • Students can apply through wither Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Application fee is 70 USD.
  • Application Requirements:
    • Completed application
    • Application Fee
    • Recommendations letters (counselor and 2 teachers)
    • School Report
    • High School Transcripts
    • Financial Documents
    • Bank Statement
    • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
    • English Proficiency Test Scores
    • Essay
    • Interview (optional but highly recommended)
    • Optional video

TOEFL requirement:

  • Internet-based – minimum of 100 marks
  • Paper-based – minimum of 600 marks

IELTS requirement: 7.5

For Graduate

CMC offers one graduate program, which is the Master of Arts degree in finance. The enrolment to this program is only limited to recent graduates or seniors from the Claremont colleges or from the partnering institutions of CMC. 

Cost of attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned below:

CostExpense (average)
Tuition and Fees$56,475
Room & Board$17,300
Books & Supplies$1,200
Transportationvaries
Miscellaneous Expenses$1,500
Total$76,475

Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Students

75% of students of Class of 2022, whose family annual income averaged between $150,000 and $250,000 received need-based financial support from CMC. International students are also offered scholarships to study in the USA.

  • Kravis Opportunity Fund is set to aid students beyond tuition and fees. All CMC enrolled students can benefit from this fund. Students can apply for assistance from this fund during the academic year for any emergency that may arise.
  • Apart from financial aid, accepted students also receive scholarships.
  • Admitted students can join any of the scholar communities that are set up on campus. Students can be a part of these communities based on their interests and likes.
  • Students who are part of these scholar communities receive a lot of benefits such as opportunities for a summer internship, hands-on support, and assistance for study abroad programs, career counseling, pre-professional development, networking, etc.
  • CMC students are qualified to apply for various national and international fellowships and other scholarships such as Truman, Rhodes, Fulbright, GatesCambridge awards, etc. The college will prepare and guide the students during the application process.

Placements

Career Services center is set up on campus to educate students about their career prospective, help build networks, and provide opportunities. The Career Centre offers a program called Sponsored Internships and Experiences. This program financially supports students to pursue domestic as well as international internships.

  • Students get a chance to study off-campus a semester at the same time work at a tech firm in Silicon Valley, California or a hands-on government-related opportunity in Washington D.C.
  • Athenaeum provides students to interact and take part in sessions held by today's leaders from various fields of study.
  • Statistically, 85% of the CMC alumni are employed in full-time or part-time jobs or serving in the military. The rest are either completing their post-graduate studies or at professional schools.
  • On average, the starting salaries of the class of 2019 graduates with full-time jobs were at $70,000 annually.

Alumni Benefit

The CMC Alumni Association (CMCAA) provides various benefits such as the following:

  • The Career Services Centre helps in assisting alumni and students to find employment and build stronger professional lives.
  • CMCAA hosts more than 200 events around the world for Alumni of CMC to reunite and connect.
  • The Office of Registrar on campus provides transcripts for Alumni.

Some of the notable alumni of the university include Robert Williams – Actor (dropped out), David Dreier- Former United States Representative, Julie Sweet – CEO of Accenture, Henry Kravis – Founding Partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, George Roberts - Founding Partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, Micheal S. Jefferies – Chairman and CEO Abercrombie and Fitch Co.

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Claremont McKenna College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1364
FAFSA Code001170
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$54,160 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score142513401510 45%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700660740-
Mathematics725680770-
ACTCheck Detailed Score323034 66%
English333035-
Mathematics312834-

Claremont McKenna College Acceptance Rate

10.4%

Acceptance Rate

6349

Total Applicants

1364

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.1%

Male

48.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program10.4%
Total Applicants13162
Total Enrolled1364

Claremont McKenna College Enrollment

Enrollment
Claremont McKenna College Enrollment1364
Undergraduate Enrollment1364
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate90.6%

Attendance Cost

$54,160

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$54,160 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$16,220 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,500 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,294 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,239 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$9,252 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$9,621 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
2403200439916
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    Bus Station

    Claremont Blvd and 9th St N0.33 Km
    Claremont Blvd. and 6th St0.35 Km
    Foothill Blvd and Mills Ave E0.61 Km
    Foothill Blvd and Dartmouth Ave W0.66 Km
    Foothill Blvd and Mills Ave W0.66 Km
    Claremont and 6th St S0.67 Km
    Claremont and 9th St S0.68 Km
    1st St and Columbia Ave W (CTC)0.79 Km
    Foothill Blvd and Dartmouth Ave E0.87 Km
    Mills Ave and Foothill Blvd0.91 Km
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    A Shop Called Quest1.13 Km
    Beyda for Books1.29 Km
    Kindred Spirits1.88 Km
    FYE2.25 Km
    Barnes & Noble2.36 Km
    Bunky Brothers2.78 Km
    Goodwill Southern California Store & Donation Center3.88 Km
    Ensign Books: An Independent Deseret Book4.08 Km
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    Historical Society of Pomona Valley5.07 Km
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    Vietnam American Weekly6.51 Km
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    Mrs Nelson's Library Services7.78 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Village Plaza1.15 Km
    Claremont Packing House1.33 Km
    Central Plaza1.98 Km
    Best Plaza2.15 Km
    Montclair Place2.23 Km
    Pacific Commerce Center2.68 Km
    Vanguard Centre3.73 Km
    Mountain Green Shopping Center3.81 Km
    Upland Village3.84 Km
    Mountain Avenue Shopping Center4.07 Km
    Valley Indoor Swap Meet4.51 Km
    Ontario Plaza4.69 Km
    Kasda Networks Inc5.1 Km
    Foothill Town Center5.33 Km
    GUITARSMITH COMPANY5.81 Km
    Upland Hills East7.22 Km
    Colonies Crossroads7.28 Km
    Redhill Plaza7.36 Km
    Central Court Shopping Center7.69 Km
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    KCCB CTAF 123.02.36 Km
    Foothill Flying Club2.61 Km
    Cable Airport Hangars2.95 Km
    KPOC Tower 118.26.71 Km
    Brackett Field Airport6.72 Km
    Pomona Police Department Heliport7.05 Km
    Pomona VORTAC POM 110.47.55 Km
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