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Reviews 731 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of great restaurants in the village that are perfect for a night out or for when parents are visiting. They are all within walking distance and prices vary from affordable to high-end. They vary from burger joints to thai food to sushi. No fast-food places are within walking distance, but McDonald's and In-N-Out are a 5 minute drive at most. Best place to check out is definitely Eureka Burger and Bardot.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The campus does not provide shuttle services to anywhere in LA or to the airport or anywhere you want to go. If you do want to venture off campus (with school-provided transportation) you have to sign up for special events that fill up quickly. Not many options are offered.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not many people on campus have cars, but the campus is pretty small so anywhere you park is at max only 5 mins from wherever you want to go

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: So far I haven't had any interaction with tech services, but Wifi is accessible everywhere on campus and there are plenty of computer labs available at all times. Best part is free printing (with automatic stapling!) with no quotas.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Compared to other colleges, the food on campus is absolutely amazing. Each dining hall offers several different types of meals and a salad bar with soup and a sandwich bar. The best part is definitely the ability to eat at any of the 5 campuses, as each campus has its own specialties and the menus are always changing.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus, which most of the people do, is absolutely amazing. Mid-Quad residences were just renovated (with a brand new kitchen!) and are absolutely fabulous. North Quad, though old, is the most fun even if it is a more hostel-like type of dorm.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Green gives us pretty much immunity to anything that happens because it's known for the partying. North Quad dorms are mostly the party dorms, Mid-quad is quieter and South Quad is a loner town (but it's getting a little louder down there too).

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's about 40 minutes from LA so it's not terrible if you make friends with someone with a car.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's a quaint little town but they have a bomb Thai restaurant.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They listen to you and really try to make it an easy and smooth transition.

5 College Junior

Administration: VERY easy going and you can do whatever you want

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You lose a bit of what it is to be a CMCer if you live off campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the most fun part of the social scene. North Quad's the place to be in you want to go out. South Quad's much calmer

5 College Junior

Majors: People tend to go into investment banking and consulting. people are paid very well after graduation if they choose to go in that specific path

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone at CMC is in shape and active, but the athletics are not the most important aspect of the college at all

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I haven't heard any complaints

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Solid options, but people don't tend to go off campus that often. Maybe once or twice a month if you have birthday dinners or something. Town is walking discount which is great and Eureka Burger and 21 choices are musts.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: CMC's party scene is inclusive and wild. The school practically provides alcohol for it's students -- although that's been causing lots of administrative drama as of late. The best aspects of CMC's social scene is that it's safe, welcoming, and all on campus. That being said, if you don't want to go out drinking at night, there's little else to do.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not many students live off campus

You need permission to live off campus

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: People party, but I don't like party

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not many places to go if you don't have a car

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: People party and it is noisy

Other than that, quite good

I love my RA

5 College Junior

Scholarships: One of the reasons I chose CMC was because their aid offer was the most generous. I am very appreciative of the smooth process as well as their need-blind policy.

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College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at our school. Most guys act like typical frat boys though. Some describe it as a perk of CMC, that the whole school is basically it's own fraternity.

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The overall experience for most people at CMC is positive—provided they know what they are getting into. CMC is truly a unique school: this quality makes it heaven for some and extremely limiting and frustrating for others. CMC is not a liberal arts school; it’s a preprofessional school with a lot of general education requirements.

While technically you can major in something “liberal artsy” such as literature or history, CMC students are constantly thinking about jobs and their future and mostly stick to government and economics. Haters and lovers alike are happy with their professors and classes at CMC; professors are dedicated to teaching and truly want their students to work hard and challenge themselves. For the most part, if you can’t find a class or an activity at CMC, you can head over to one of the other 5Cs. That said, anyone interested in the arts or music should be aware that CMC has no art/music program of any sort, and it can be difficult to get into these classes on others campuses.

CMC students like to have fun. But, for them, having fun involves talking about the economy and a keg. Most social activities involve alcohol and copious amounts of it. While the other 5Cs help spice up the social scene, if you don’t like to drink, CMC will be a difficult adjustment for you. CMC has decent diversity on paper, but when it comes to life goals, CMCers are relatively homogenous. Everyone at CMC is intelligent, driven, and focused on becoming rich and successful. The vast majority of students know what's expected from CMC before they get into it and love it; the few that don’t usually didn’t understand what they were getting into. CMC is a blend of academia and the professional world, of serious and fun. CMCers love their school for a reason; there truly is nothing comparable.

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