Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA 91711-6400

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,347
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,253 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

9%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Claremont McKenna College is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 6,342 applications and only 599 students were granted admission. Claremont McKenna College is at the #7 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 60% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 50% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1320 to 1490
ACT31 to 33

Application Fee

$70
Undergrad students
$70
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Claremont McKenna College's tuition was $50,700 for all students regardless of residency (89.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$30,527
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$50,700
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$50,700
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 50% of Claremont McKenna College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 13% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,445 (which is 1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Claremont McKenna College in 2016-2017, was 101, which is 29% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,553 (which is 22.8% below the national average.)

$4,445
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$4,553
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
50%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Claremont McKenna College has enrolled a total of 1,347 students (1,346 students full-time and 1 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,347 students, 22 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

1,347
Total Enrollment
22
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 42%

Non-resident alien: 17%

Hispanic: 14%

Asian: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Claremont McKenna College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 20% 68
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 42
Psychology 8% 28
Philosophy And Religious Studies 6% 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 6% 20
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 12
History 3% 10
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 10
Engineering 2% 8
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

93%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Claremont McKenna College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
7%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$50,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Claremont McKenna College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $50,300. Last year, out of the total 145 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 145 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 196 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 196 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $50,300 $75,000
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 145 196

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