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Claremont McKenna College ranks 8th among national liberal arts colleges, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking, released today. CMC moved up from 9th place last year in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” category.

 CMC campus from above

Heterodox Academy (HxA) has named Claremont McKenna College as lead institution on its Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. ranking, affirming the College’s longstanding commitment to the freedom of speech and expression on campus.

Claremont McKenna College

In two separate lists, Claremont McKenna College was named one of the nation’s best colleges by Forbes. Annually, CMC is a top ranked institution on various ‘top college lists;’ while every list measures unique aspects of the collegiate experience, the Forbes’ list emphasizes return-on-investment. 

CMC 2016 commencement

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Claremont McKenna College No. 9 in its list of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. In its 2017 rankings, released today, CMC tied for ninth with Davidson College in North Carolina among 239 liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

Dear CMC Community,

Welcome back, everyone.

After a four-year run, CMC’s website was overdue for an update and redesign. Since January that process has been underway and today the new version will launch.

The visually dynamic new homepage is aimed at conveying the College’s unique qualities and approach to liberal arts education. It is also based on solid research on the best practices and the preferences of prospective students — an important audience for the homepage.

Freedom word cloud

Dear All:

In recent days, we have seen much debate about free expression on our campuses, in part provoked by a letter from the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago to incoming students. Some have asked about CMC’s position.

Kravis Center

For many graduating high school seniors, there is nothing quite like the feeling of exhilaration (and relief!) on being accepted into a college or university of their choice. And for college-bound students who have staked their hopes on Early Decision acceptance from a particular place of higher learning, the experience can be even more exciting.

Early decision is a common policy used in college admissions in the U.S. for admitting students to undergraduate programs in which candidates consider a certain institution to be their top choice.

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