Claremont McKenna College

Ask us to define ourselves, and we CMCers will tell you that we're a "specialized" school: one that educates leaders for business, government and the professions.

But we are quick to add that we're so much more. CMC is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges. Here, you won't have to choose between a classic liberal arts education and preparation for a life of leadership. You'll receive both.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Claremont, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 10.7%
  • Average ACT score: 32
  • Average SAT range: 1400-1460 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Biology; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; International Relations; Liberal Arts; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; Need-based aid (we meet 100% of need for international students)
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,475


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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