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Claremont McKenna College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna Description:

With an acceptance rate below 20%, Claremont McKenna College is one of the most selective colleges in the country. Claremont McKenna's small 50-acre campus is located in the heart of the Claremont Colleges, and students at CMC share facilities and often cross-register for classes at the other schools -- Scripps College, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. Claremont McKenna has a 9 to 1 student faculty ratio, a diverse student body, and strong liberal arts credentials that earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Claremont is a college town about 35 miles from Los Angeles.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,295 (1,264 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,625
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,385
  • Other Expenses: $1,100
  • Total Cost: $62,010

Claremont McKenna College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 49%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 17%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $34,023
    • Loans: $9,652

Scholarships for Claremont McKenna (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Economics, Government, International Relations, Neuroscience, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Claremont McKenna and the Common Application

Claremont McKenna College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Information for Other Top Liberal Arts Colleges:

Amherst | Bowdoin | Carleton | Claremont McKenna | Davidson | Grinnell | Haverford | Middlebury | Pomona | Reed | Swarthmore | Vassar | Washington and Lee | Wellesley | Wesleyan | Williams

Claremont McKenna Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/about/mission.php

"Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues this mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professoriat that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars."

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