Claremont McKenna College

500 E 9th St, Claremont, CA 91711-6400
Tel: (909)621-8000
Private not-for-profit | 1,285 students
Established in 1946, Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college in the suburban city of Claremont in Los Angeles County.

School Overview:

Claremont McKenna College
CountyLos Angeles County, CA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
159 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,285 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,281 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
4 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,254 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
31 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted14%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)650-750450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)660-760460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)660-740440-570
ACT English (25-75%)29-3419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)28-3218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)29-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Originally founded as Claremont Men's College, CMC became coeducational in 1976 and changed its name to Claremont McKenna College in 1981 in honor of founding trustee Donald C. McKenna.
  • Claremont McKenna College covers nearly fifty acres in the heart of The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. A comfortable college town of 35,000 residents, Claremont is nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
  • CMC houses eleven on-campus Research Institutes, offering students and faculty the unique opportunity to merge research, teaching, and learning. CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate college and two graduate institutions. Based on the Oxford/Cambridge model, The Claremont Colleges represents the only master-planned consortium in the United States, offering CMC students diverse opportunities and resources typically only found at much larger universities.
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