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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, California

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Student Population
Claremont McKenna College overview
Location Claremont, California
Online claremontmckenna.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Claremont McKenna College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Claremont, California, Claremont McKenna College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,632 prospective students applied, and 633 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 358 enrolled in the school.  1,416 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $57,876 plus fees of $235. Claremont McKenna is ranked 18 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Claremont McKenna is rated within the top 4% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1420/1530
ACT 32/35
Estimated GPA 3.89
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 2, 2023
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Claremont McKenna College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$235
Room and Board $17,906
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$78,717

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$97,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Claremont McKenna College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 44%
Psychology 10%
Biology 7%
Business 7%
General Studies 7%

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