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Study at Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College is also known as CMC, and is located in Claremont, California. It is a private, liberal arts institute. The college was established in 1946 as the Claremont Men's College. It became coeducational in 1976. Claremont McKenna College offers a variety of programs with majors in subjects including psychology, theater, gender studies, chemistry, literature, and film studies.

Athletes from Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Claremont McKenna College compete in various sports events under a program called the CMS Athletics. They take part in sports including swimming, water polo, softball, tennis, and baseball. Apart from this, the students are also involved in several clubs and organizations such as the Amnesty International, Claremont Colleges Fencing Club, Civitas, and Cycling Club.

Profile of Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna is located in a large suburb, in Claremont, California. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Claremont McKenna top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Claremont McKenna often study mathematics and liberal arts.

Claremont McKenna Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 84% of applicants were rejected at Claremont McKenna. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 650 to 750 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 750 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Claremont McKenna benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Claremont McKenna tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 1, 135 students (1, 135 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Claremont McKenna has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Claremont McKenna does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference competitions.

Claremont McKenna Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts168political science, economics, international relations, interdisciplinary studies, history, English, Spanish language, Classical languages, . . .
Therapy and Counselling26psychology
Business and Management24accounting, non-profit management
Science21biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, anatomical sciences
Engineering8engineering management
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies
Media3mass communication
Law0legal studies
Fine Arts0fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Claremont McKenna

Claremont McKenna College

500 E 9th St

Claremont, California 91711-6400

General Phone: (909) 621-8000


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