Claremont McKenna College

School Information
Address: 500 E. 9th Street Claremont, CA 91711
HIghlights: Claremont McKenna College is located in Claremont, California, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The school is part of the seven-college consortium known as The Claremont Colleges, which includes Scripps College, Pomona, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Students can take classes at any of the member institutions as well as enjoy the social activities, athletics and dining services at the five undergraduate and two graduate colleges. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics program combines student-athletes from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Scripps to compete in the NCAA Division III Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Students can find clubs that fit a wide variety of interests, from Without the Box improv group to Shades a cappella group, among many others. All freshmen are required to live on campus, and about 97 percent of students remain in college housing for four years. Although it is primarily an undergraduate college, Claremont McKenna offers a graduate master’s program in finance through the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance. Claremont McKenna was originally founded as Claremont Men’s College but became coeducational in 1976. While at Claremont McKenna, slightly over half of all students study abroad in locations all over the world. The school is home to 10 distinguished research institutes offering students the ability to conduct graduate-level research with faculty. Notable alumni include actor and comedian Robin Williams and Paul Brickman, who wrote and directed the 1983 film ""Risky Business.
Enrollment: 1,301
School Type: private, coed
Established Year: 1943
The Most Popular Majors: Economics, Political Science and Government, Psychology, Accounting, International Relations and Affairs
2015-2016 Tuition: $49,045
2015-2016 Room and Board: $15,280
Applying: When applying to Claremont McKenna College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. The application fee at Claremont McKenna College is $60. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 10.8 percent.
Application Deadline: January 1
Application Fee: $60
Fall 2015 Acceptance Rate: 10.8%