Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,327
Total Number of Undergrads
1,324
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
81%
20-39 Students
16%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
98%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
47%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
White
57%
Hispanic
21%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.50 Average Rating
You can expect classes to be challenging, but interesting. Since all classes are small (generally no more than 15-25 students) you can expect one on one time with the professor whenever you need it.
Student
The classes at CMC are difficult but the professors are truly there to make sure that you learn and to help you out.
Mia from Carmel, IN
Classes are difficult, but fair; as long as you take thorough notes and read your materials, you should do fine in your classes. Since CMC is a liberal arts college, a general education requirement must be fulfilled, and you will be expected to play outside of your strengths; fortunately, most classes are very practical; even philosophy courses instruct on how to improve the quality of your own life or to use fundamental argumentative skills that may be used in most any field of work.
Taylor from Lake Forest, CA
I was able to talk to students and they said the course work was rigorous yet fulfilling.
Christina from Los Angeles, CA
We don't exactly have that much homework, but come exam time and the library is packed with students trying to focus. Everyone is very self-motivated and it's not as easy to be at the top of your class anymore. However, the relationship that you're able to develop with your professors makes it all worthwhile.
Sarah
Claremont is one of the most prestigious private colleges in the country. For that reason, there are high expectations from the student to be determined for that high GPA, driven to form their own research projects, become a leader or activist in a club, and still be a team player in the Claremont family. Some students are overwhelmed by the focus on leadership because not everyone is capable of having such skills. However, these values and rigorous course loads are what push each student to become better leaders for the future.
Karissa from Walnut, CA
Classes are tough but it is possible to get straight A's if you work hard.
Jessica from Claremont, CA

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