On campus, the Claremont Colleges are clustered in an open, inviting layout that breathes the vibe of Southern California. Not far from the charming vitality of the village of Claremont itself, in sight of the San Gabriel mountains, and an hour's drive from downtown LA, the campus is a well-positioned breath of fresh air.
Admission & Financial Aid
Consistently recognized as one of the best colleges in the United States, Claremont McKenna considers the whole person when assessing applicants. We weigh the following: academic performance and promise; personal characteristics, achievements and goals; participation in activities and organizations; interests, talents and leadership potential. This section outlines the steps an applicant needs to take.
There is no formula. Your high school record is the most important aspect of your application, but very strong consideration is also given to your extracurricular activities, essays, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.
The Office of Admission at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance has two goals: to provide every prospective student with the best possible information to support an informed decision whether to apply, and to administer an admission process that invites and selects the most qualified of applicants for admission.
As a transfer student, you will have a much different experience at Claremont McKenna College than at any other institution of higher education. CMC has established a nationwide reputation for producing leaders in business, government, and the professions. What do we consider when you apply? Let's get started.
Any student who needs financial assistance is encouraged to apply for financial aid at CMC.
Discover what makes CMC unique in both Claremont and the liberal arts community as a whole. To gain insight into the culture, to view the campus and to ask any questions you have, CMC offers interviews (freshman, alumni and transfer), overnight programs, information sessions, campus tours, receptions and more.