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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College, best liberal arts schools

Claremont McKenna College

A private, coeducational liberal arts school, Claremont Mckenna College is a highly selective and academically challenging choice for graduating seniors. CMC forms part of the Claremont Colleges, which allows students to take up to 2/3 of their coursework at other schools should they so choose. Government and economics are overwhelmingly popular choices for incoming students looking for a major. Outside the classroom, students can sit in on talks given by some of the most sought-after speakers in the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Bill Clinton at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. A residential campus and tight knit community, students take advantage of top-notch academics and close interaction with professors during their time at Claremont McKenna College.




Admissions Phone 909 621-8088
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 4054 ACT: 0224 FAFSA: 001170 CSS Profile: 4054
Location Claremont, California; Large town on the outskirts of Los Angeles
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Forum
Enrollment ~1,500 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Economics, Government, Psychology
Student Life As a residential college, student life centers around campus. Many student are active in journalism and contribute to the various publications on campus. Many freshmen participate in the “Wilderness Orientation Adventure” which seeks to build camaraderie and trust among students by taking them backpacking, kayaking or rock climbing. Students must also be wary of being tossed into one of the two fountains on campus by their friends o their birthdays, a tradition otherwise known as being “ponded.”
International ~15% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall and Spring
Crossover Pomona, Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley
Other Very Selective (~15% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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