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CMC and The Claremont Colleges Consortium

A World Class Institution
Established in 1946, Claremont McKenna College is one of the nation's most prestigious, selective liberal arts colleges with a curricular emphasis on economics, international relations and government. In recent years CMC has gained national recognition as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America and is currently ranked 9th by U.S. News and World Report. This recognition can be attributed, in part, to CMC's mission which acknowledges its obligations for service to the larger scholarly community through faculty contact with business and with government, a process that enriches both the outside world and the campus itself.

Leaders in the Making
CMC's mission is to educate students for responsible leadership roles in business, government and the professions, a unique and important position in American higher education. CMC provides a strong grounding in the liberal arts with an emphasis on economics, government and international relations. These outward-looking fields attract students who are pragmatic in the way they approach their education and who seek to make a difference in today's world. With enrollment around 1200, CMC students are a geographically, socio-economically and ethnically diverse group and tend to be ambitious, practical, aware and leadership-oriented.

Total Enrollment (Fall 2011): 1,286
Men 676 (52%)
Women 610 (48%)

Median SAT I score (Class of 2015): 1420

Top seven major fields of study: Government, Economics, International Relations, Psychology, History, Literature, Philosophy. For a complete list of Academic Departments and Majors at CMC, click here.

Additional Facts About CMC

Student Organizations

The Claremont Colleges are a unique concept in American higher education. The Claremont Colleges feature a cluster of autonomous colleges, each of which excels in a particular academic niche. This educational consortium includes Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Each has its own student body -ranging from approximately 600 to 1,900. Each has its own faculty, trustees, campus, curricular emphasis, distinctive style and mission, yet the campuses are across the street from each other, cooperating to provide the services and facilities of a 6,000-student university.

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, coeducational, liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls about 1,200 students.

Harvey Mudd College
A coeducational college of 700 students, Harvey Mudd offers undergraduate programs in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Pitzer College
Pitzer is a coeducational college with an enrollment of 750 students. The curriculum emphasizes the social and behavioral sciences, particularly psychology, sociology, anthropology, and political studies.

Pomona College
Founded in 1887, Pomona is the oldest of The Claremont Colleges and offers a traditional liberal arts program with majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Pomona has an enrollment of 1,500 men and women.

Scripps College
An undergraduate women's college with an enrollment of 800, Scripps College is well known for its core curriculum in the humanities, as well as its emphasis on interdisciplinary study. Scripps offers concentrations in the arts, language and literature, philosophy and religion, sciences and social studies.

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University (CGU), which has an enrollment of approximately 1,700 students, offers graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences, government, economics, mathematics, biological sciences, management, and education. CGU awards masters and doctoral degrees.

Keck Graduate Institute
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), the seventh and newest member of The Claremont Colleges, is the first American graduate school dedicated exclusively to the emerging fields of the applied life sciences. KGI's mission is to combine the ongoing developments in molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry and related fields with creative, application-centered engineering.

Click here for more information about each of the Claremont Colleges.