Claremont McKenna College

500 E 9th St, Claremont, CA

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Claremont McKenna College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Claremont, CA, which is a predominantly suburban area. Claremont McKenna College has a yearly student enrollment of about 1,300.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. The majority of students admitted to this school have an SAT score in a range of 1940 to 2210, or an ACT score between 29 to 32. Competition runs high for admissions, given that only 10 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $46,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $8,000. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Claremont McKenna College through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Claremont McKenna College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Claremont McKenna College is around 1,300 students, with undergraduate students making up about 98% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $52,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $2,200 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$32,266
Receiving Student Loans10%$5,621

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Claremont McKenna College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Claremont McKenna College has a high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years84%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Claremont McKenna College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Football (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Claremont McKenna College for official up-to-date information.

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