Claremont McKenna College

399 reviews
  1. Claremont, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Claremont McKenna College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

Claremont McKenna College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
SAT Range
1350-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$23,982/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,225/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,264/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,875/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,675/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,715/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,298Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Econ "bro" that's probably "studying abroad" in DC
    44%
  • Future consultant hoping to get super rich
    33%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Upper-middle class white boys
    11%
  • Econ/Accounting or Econ/Finance, White Student
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
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After Claremont McKenna College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

399 reviews
  • Excellent
    115
  • Very Good
    152
  • Average
    105
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    6
If you're of a lower socioeconomic status, you're time spent at CMC will be harder.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
The school is great- there are fantastic professors, and smart/engaging students. There are a lot of boring people on campus, though, and the school could use a bit of intellectual diversity (more artists/musicians/creatives).
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
The school has been pretty good. There are so many opportunities to join different clubs and meet many other students from the other four colleges in the Consortium.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago