Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a top ranked private undergraduate institution of higher learning. It offers a liberal arts curriculum which emphasizes social sciences, particularly government, public affairs and economics. CMC belongs to the Claremont Colleges – a consortium of five schools which include Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College.

About one third of the classes students are required to take meet general education requirements. General education requirements include coursework in humanities, writing, foreign language studies, mathematics, computer science, team sports and physical education. Nearly half of students attending Claremont McKenna major in either government or economics. Before they can graduate, students are also required to complete a senior thesis.

Claremont McKenna College was ranked the 18th-best undergraduate college in the United States by Forbes and No.6 in the nation among liberal arts colleges. It was ranked 8th in the nation among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Princeton Review recognized Claremont McKenna for have some of the happiest college students in the nation. Without doubt, Claremont McKenna is one of the best undergraduate institutions of higher learning in the country.

In addition to an exceptional undergraduate academic program, many students are attracted to Claremont McKenna for its campus life. The college has many traditions – including W.O.A. (Wilderness Orientation Adventure), the Madrigal Feast and 'Ponding' – that make life at Claremont McKenna exciting and fun. The college also offers various groups and activities that keep life engaging – and help break up the monotony of academic life.

General Information

Phone Number: (909) 621-8000
Address: 500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,300+ undergrad, less than 100 grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 38,332
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,347
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Non-profit Public Organizational Management
Communication and Journalism
Communication and Media Studies
Mass Media Studies
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Engineering Industrial Management
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
European Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Russian Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Biology
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government

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