Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
9%
Acceptance Rate
6,272
Students Applied
6%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
22
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 5, 2021 May 1, 2019
Other
Early Decision II
January 5, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
37%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
46
56%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1446
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
680
75th
770
Reading
25th
670
75th
730
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
83
Top 25%
100
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 909-621-8088
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.50 Average Rating
Don't decide not to come to CMC simply because you aren't a gov or Econ major. I am pre-med at CMC and it's not always easy but there is plenty of support for people off the beaten path!
Clevelander at CMC
Most incoming freshman are new and come from all over the United States and abroad, so meeting knew people is a guarantee. Don't be afraid to try new things- everyone is new, so just put yourself out there! If you are looking to work hard, play hard, and have fun while attending one of the most rigorous schools in the country, CMC is the place for you.
Mia from Carmel, IN
Prospective students should be aware that CMC is geared toward extroverted students, whether in the classroom or in social life. Small class sizes make it easier to interact with the teacher and other students, and it makes it more difficult to hide from the teacher. Furthermore, students should be prepared for more rigor than in high school; everyone was near the top of their class in high school, so the academics have been adjusted accordingly.
Taylor from Lake Forest, CA
The weather is amazing here, but it still gets cold so don't forget the sweaters. You might be thinking, well I don't really want to go to a small school, but let's not forget that CMC is a part of the Claremont colleges and you're able to use resources from all 5Cs.
Sarah
Don't be intimidated by the fact that there are five colleges located within the Claremont Colleges. Each college has its own personality and the smaller size of Claremont McKenna gives a homey atmosphere. I feel safe knowing that I don't have a far distance to walk at night from my friends dorm to my dorm. Also, be sure to take advantage of the wonderful Wilderness Outdoor Adventure trip in the summer because you meet tons of incoming freshmen and make many new friends.
Karissa from Walnut, CA
Focus on your leadership abilities and how you can develop them at Claremont McKenna.
Jessica from Claremont, CA