Fact Sheet

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to prepare its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions. This also includes support for faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. 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 2,000 classes and participate in co-curricular activities with about 8,000 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

Printable 2023-2024 Fact Sheet (PDF)


Claremont, CA (35 miles east of Los Angeles)

The Claremont Colleges

1 square mile. About 8,000 students. 3,000 total faculty and staff.

Percent of CMC students who cross-register at another Claremont College: 99%

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 and centers 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 Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Areas of Study

33 majors and 11 sequences.

Top Majors Class of 2023*

• Economics
• Psychology
• Government
• International Relations
• Philosophy
• Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE)
• Data Science
• Biology
• History
• Media Studies

Admission Figures








SAT Median (EBRW + Math)


ACT Composite Mean

Students sitting on Gann Field studying together.

Student Enrollment and Diversity

Degree-seeking Undergraduates1,379
Percentage of first-generation students17%
States and Territories Represented46
Foreign Countries Represented48
Nonresident Alien14%
Two or more races8%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanderboth <1%
Percentage of students of color (includes American Indian/Native American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Black and African American, Pacific Islander, and two or more races)44%
Professor Heather Ferguson in a class lecture.

Faculty and Classes


Full-time Faculty**


PhD or other terminal degree


Average Class Size


Percent of classes with less than 20 students


Students to faculty ratio

Student Life & Involvement

Full-time, First-time Freshmen Retention Rate96%
Students who live on campus86%
Students who participate in internship programs88%
Students who conduct research with faculty60%
Students who participate in off-campus study***23%


Six-Year Graduation Rate95%
Class of 2022 graduates employed full-time or in graduate school 6 months after graduation97%

Financial Information

Comprehensive Fees 2022-2023

Tuition & Fees$64,150
Room & Board$19,650
Total Cost$86,500


Core Operating Budget FY 2022-23$134,000,000
Endowment Market Value (as of 6/30/2023)$1,123,418,000

Financial Aid

Students receiving aid48%
Average need-based scholarship and grant award$58,735
Average need-based financial aid package$67,295
Average debt from borrowers at graduation$20,978

*Including dual and double majors
**Including all Keck Science Faculty
***Includes Silicon Valley; Washington, DC; domestic exchange