Office of Institutional Research

Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2014-2015

Current: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2014-2015 PDF

Past: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2013-2014 PDF

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college with a unique real world mission. As a member of The Claremont Colleges, CMC’s dynamic programs and eminent faculty develop students into leaders in the private, public, and social sectors. Located on a residential campus east of Los Angeles, the College offers generous scholarship and financial aid support, rigorous, broad academic training in the social sciences, sciences, and the humanities, a community ethos that is committed to the free exchange of ideas, nationally recognized athletic programs, and rich opportunities for advanced research, real world service, and work experience, and internships through student-led enterprises and eleven research institutes and centers. This dynamic combination of programs enhances the realization of the College’s distinctive mission.

Established in 1946, CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions in Claremont, CA.

Overview of CMC


Claremont, CA (35 miles east of Los Angeles)

The Claremont Colleges

1 square mile. 7,500 students. 2,500 faculty and staff.

Based on the Oxford/Cambridge style of shared university resources, including: Varsity Athletics, Health Center, Campus Safety, Science Programs, Dining Halls, Libraries, Clubs, Concerts, Speakers, & Classes.

Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Scripps College
Claremont Graduate University
Keck Graduate Institute

Campus & Features

69 Acres. Short walking distance from shops and restaurants in downtown Claremont Village.

11 Research Institutes for student-faculty research.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum: Speakers 4 nights a week.

Academic Year

Two Semesters.

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts in Finance


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Areas of Study1

33 majors and 8 sequences. Double, dual, individualized, off-campus majors, and over 2,000 courses available for cross-registration across the consortium.

Top Majors Class of 2014*

Economics, Government, Psychology, Econ-Accounting, International Relations, Biology, History, Spanish, Literature, and Philosophy

Undergraduate Admissions Figures2

Applicants 6,043
Admitted 651
Enrolled 327
SAT Range for Middle 50% 2030-2280
ACT Composite Range for Middle 50% 30-33

Student Enrollment and Diversity2

Degree-seeking Undergraduates 1,293
States and Territories Represented 46
Foreign Countries Represented 31
Women 48%
Men 52%
White 43%
Nonresident Alien 17%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 8%
Unknown 6%
Black 4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, both <1%

Faculty and Classes2

Tenure and tenure-track faculty** 157
PhD or other terminal degree 156
Average class size 19
Percent of classes with less than 20 students 81
Student to faculty ratio 8 to 1

Student Life & Involvement

Full-time, First-time Freshmen Retention Rate2 96%
Students who live on campus2 97%
Students who participate in internship programs3 90%
Students who conduct research with faculty3 60%
Students who participate in off-campus study1 46%
Estimated Varsity Athletics participation4 30%


Six-Year Graduation Rate1 90%
Class of 2014 graduates that accepted full-time employment6 41%
Class of 2014 graduates that are seeking full-time employment6 26%

Financial Information

Comprehensive Fees 2014-20155

Tuition & Fees $47,395
Room & Board $14,820
Total Cost $62,215
Operating Budget FY2014 $105,604,000
Endowment Market Value (as of 6/30/2014) $699,492,000

Financial Aid4

Students receiving aid 53%
Average total amount of grant aid $35,693
Average institutional grant aid $33,323
Total grant aid received by all undergraduate students $25,860,792
Average net price for first-time, full-time students who receive grant aid $22,064,217

*Includes dual and double majors
**Including all (31) Keck Science Faculty

1: Factbook 2014
2: CDS 2014-2015
3: SIR 2014 (NSSE 2014)
4: IPEDS, 2013-14
5: CMC Treasurers Office
6: National Student Clearinghouse