Fact Sheet

Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. The College educates students for thoughtful and productive lives and roles of responsible leadership through its strong, real-world mission. Admission to the College is need-blind and emphasizes the demonstration of leadership accomplishments. The College attracts a student body that is broadly diverse and accomplished beyond the classroom.

Located on a scenic, tree-lined residential campus 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a seven-college consortium modeled after Oxford University. CMC students choose from more than 2,200 classes and participate in co-curricular activities with 7,000 other students at Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, as well as the Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Students have the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a small residential college with small classes and a student-faculty ratio of nine to one, and the shared resources of a larger research university.

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 2016*

Economics, Government, International Relations, Psychology, Econ-Accounting, Philosophy, Mathematics, PPE, History, Literature

Undergraduate Admissions Figures2

Applicants 6,342
Admitted 599
Enrolled 321
SAT Range for Middle 50% 1990-2240
ACT Composite Range for Middle 50% 31-33

Student Enrollment and Diversity2

Degree-seeking Undergraduates 1,344
States and Territories Represented 46
Foreign Countries Represented 38
Women 49%
Men 51%
White 42%
Nonresident Alien 17%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 6%
Unknown 6%
Black 5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, both <1%

Faculty and Classes2

Tenure and tenure-track faculty** 162
PhD or other terminal degree 157
Average class size 19
Percent of classes with less than 20 students 85%
Student to faculty ratio 9 to 1

Student Life & Involvement

Full-time, First-time Freshmen Retention Rate2 93%
Students who live on campus2 97%
Students who participate in internship programs3 95%
Students who conduct research with faculty3 77%
Students who participate in off-campus study1 50%
Estimated Varsity Athletics participation 30%


Six-Year Graduation Rate1 93%
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 2016
2: CDS 2016-2017
3: SIR 2015 (UCLA HERI, CSS 2015)
4: IPEDS, 2014-15
5: CMC Treasurers Office
6: CMC Senior Survey, 2015

Previous Fact Sheet Versions

2015-2016: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2015-2016 PDF

2014-2015: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2014-2015 PDF


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