Prospective students get a tour on campus
CMC students win QuestBridge Spirit Day Award

Believe it or not, the beloved CMC planner just became a media star, featured in a CMC-student-produced video that won the national QuestBridge Spirit Day Award.

The annual contest challenges students from colleges and universities across the nation—such as USC, Penn, and Northwestern—to show what the QuestBridge scholarship program has meant to them via a photo or video.

Student reviews a CMC welcome packet.

As high school students around the world continue to grapple with challenges from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Claremont McKenna College is adopting a test-optional policy for all first-year students applying for admission in Fall 2021. As a result, students will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores for admission.

CMC students Zoom call

Campus tour video

Walk with tour guides Thomas D’Anieri ’20 and Hailey Wilson ’22 as they explore their favorite CMC spots in our new Admission video.

One by one, names and locations lit up the chat portion of the Zoom video screen.

Hey, I’m Tiana from Chicago!

Hi, I’m Nathanael from Denver!

Hello, I’m Defne from Istanbul, Turkey!

students on lawn studying

Claremont McKenna College is helping to lead the national effort to address disparity in access to higher education by joining 67 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities in a new alliance dedicated to expanding opportunities for highly talented, lower-income students.

A group of CMC students walk from the Kravis Center.

Another type of March Madness is underway for soon-to-be college students across the country…college acceptance and decision season. Choosing a college is a life-changing, exciting moment in the lives of many high school students.

The Claremont University Consortium has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services and support programs.  

Admitted students walking on campus.

Last Friday, high school students from around the world converged on campus for “Inside CMC Day,” a full day of events and activities geared to acquainting students who’ve decided to attend CMC in the fall (and those who are on the fence) with what the College has to offer.

It was billed as a “Student Vertical,” which, according to President Hiram Chodosh in his welcoming remarks in Pickford Auditorium, was meant to give the touring students a sense of trajectory at CMC — that each step they take while at college will be part of a larger, overarching development cycle.