Claremont McKenna College

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.

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Contacting Claremont McKenna

Claremont McKenna College
500 E 9th St
Claremont , CA 91711-6400
General Phone: (909) 621-8000

Claremont McKenna Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts167Asian studies, Russian studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, Chinese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Business and Management35non-profit management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling27psychology
Science13biology, biochemistry, anatomical sciences, chemistry, physics
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Engineering8engineering management
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Media3mass communication, media studies
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Law0legal studies

Number of programs and degrees for Claremont McKenna in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28140

Claremont McKenna Student Body

In 2007-2008, Claremont McKenna had a total enrollment of 1,135 students (1,131 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 4%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 47%
20-21 46%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)7%
New York4%
Washington, DC1%

Claremont McKenna Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %

Claremont McKenna Room and Board (2007)

Claremont McKenna offers campus housing for 1,098 of its 1,131 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Claremont, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Claremont McKenna Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650750
SAT Math650750

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT14%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Claremont McKenna Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,060
Room and board $ 11,930
Room charge $ 6,110
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,820
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Claremont McKenna participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117000)

Claremont McKenna Faculty

Claremont McKenna has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track267
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1818

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year41$131,7687$131,776
Associate professoracademic year20$105,57211$89,349
Assistant professoracademic year36$77,47321$60,851
Instructoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year99$105,58141$80,100

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Claremont McKenna Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Track Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference

Claremont McKenna Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering/Industrial Management

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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