Fact Sheet


Current: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2015-2016 PDF

Past: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2014-2015 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 2015*

Economics, Government, Psychology, Econ-Accounting, International Relations, Science and Management, Math, Biology, History, PPE

Undergraduate Admissions Figures2

Applicants 7,156
Admitted 784
Enrolled 343
SAT Range for Middle 50% 2030-2290
ACT Composite Range for Middle 50% 29-33

Student Enrollment and Diversity2

Degree-seeking Undergraduates 1,325
States and Territories Represented 44
Foreign Countries Represented 34
Women 49%
Men 51%
White 42%
Nonresident Alien 17%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 7%
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** 159
PhD or other terminal degree 159
Average class size 19
Percent of classes with less than 20 students 83%
Student to faculty ratio 8 to 1

Student Life & Involvement

Full-time, First-time Freshmen Retention Rate2 95%
Students who live on campus2 97%
Students who participate in internship programs3 93%
Students who conduct research with faculty3 79%
Students who participate in off-campus study1 50%
Estimated Varsity Athletics participation 30%


Six-Year Graduation Rate1 92%
Class of 2015 graduates that accepted full-time employment6 43%
Class of 2015 graduates that are seeking full-time employment6 23%

Financial Information

Comprehensive Fees 2015-20165

Tuition & Fees $49,045
Room & Board $15,280
Total Cost $64,325
Core Operating Budget FY2015 $108,823,000
Endowment Market Value (as of 6/30/2015) $733,871,000

Financial Aid4

Students receiving aid (FTFT 2013-14) 49%
Average total amount of grant aid (FTFT) $38,028
Average institutional grant aid (FTFT) $34,537
Total grant aid received by all undergraduate students $23,289,611
Average net price for first-time, full-time students who receive grant aid $23,982

*Includes dual and double majors
**Including all (29) Keck Science Faculty

1: Factbook 2015
2: CDS 2015-2016
3: SIR 2015 (UCLA HERI, CSS 2015)
4: IPEDS, 2014-15
5: CMC Treasurers Office
6: CMC Senior Survey, 2015


Office of Institutional Research

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8101
Fax: (909) 607-6015

Campus Location

Bauer Center, First Floor
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711