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Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2013-2014

Current: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2013-2014 PDF

Past: Undergraduate Fact Sheet 2012-2013 PDF

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contributes to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues this mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professoriate that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars.

Established in 1946, CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions in Claremont, CA.

Overview of CMC


Claremont, CA (35 miles east of Los Angeles)

The Claremont Colleges

1 square mile. 7,500 students. 2,500 faculty and staff.

Based on the Oxford/Cambridge style of shared university resources, including: Varsity Athletics, Health Center, Campus Safety, Science Programs, Dining Halls, Libraries, Clubs, Concerts, Speakers, & Classes.

Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Scripps College
Claremont Graduate University
Keck Graduate Institute

Campus & Features

69 Acres. Short walking distance from shops and restaurants in downtown Claremont Village.

10 Research Institutes for student-faculty research.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum: Speakers 4 nights a week.

Academic Year

Two Semesters.

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts in Finance


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Areas of Study1

33 majors and 8 sequences. Double, dual, individualized, off-campus majors, and over 2,000 courses available for cross-registration across the consortium.

Top Majors Class of 2013*

Economics, Government, Econ-Accounting, International Relations, Psychology, Literature, Spanish, History, Math, and PPE

Undergraduate Admissions Figures2

Applicants 5,518
Admitted 647
Enrolled 337
SAT Range for Middle 50% 1980-2250
ACT Composite Range for Middle 50% 29-33

Student Enrollment and Diversity2

Degree-seeking Undergraduates 1,311
States and Territories Represented 47
Foreign Countries Represented 31
Women 48%
Men 52%
White 44%
Nonresident Alien 14%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 8%
Unknown 8%
Black 4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, both <1%

Faculty and Classes2

Tenure and tenure-track faculty** 158
PhD or other terminal degree 156
Average class size 18
Percent of classes with less than 20 students 85
Student to faculty ratio 9 to 1

Student Life & Involvement

Full-time, First-time Freshmen Retention Rate2 96%
Students who live on campus2 94%
Students who participate in internship programs3 87%
Students who conduct research with faculty3 72%
Students who participate in off-campus study1 48%
Estimated Varsity Athletics participation4 30%


Six-Year Graduation Rate1 93%
Class of 2013 graduates that pursued full-time employment6 65%
Class of 2013 average starting salary6 $55,450

Financial Information

Comprehensive Fees 2013-20145

Tuition & Fees $45,625
Room & Board $14,385
Total Cost $60,010
Operating Budget FY2014 $101,907,000
Endowment Market Value (as of 6/30/2013) $599,147,000

Financial Aid4

Students receiving aid 54%
Average total amount of grant aid $34,023
Average institutional grant aid $31,357
Total grant aid received by all undergraduate students $25,860,792
Average net price for first-time, full-time students who receive grant aid $23,842

*Includes dual and double majors
**Including all (31) Keck Science Faculty

1: Factbook 2013
2: CDS 2013-2014
4: IPEDS, 2011-12
5: CMC Treasurers Office
6: CMC Career Services Graduating Senior Survey, 76% Response Rate