Claremont McKenna, founded in 1946, is a private, liberal arts college. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and one graduate school with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. It focuses on preparing students to be leaders. Students tend to be outgoing, very involved and entrepreneurial. Its 69-acre campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,416
Undergraduates
697
Men - 49.2%
720
Women - 50.8%
5
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
11% of 5,632 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
743 average
720-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
721 average
700-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$79,927
Tuition and Fees
$60,715
Room and Board
$18,712
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$62,383
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,774
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
164
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
5%
10-19
79%
20-29
9%
30-39
4%
40-49
2%
50-99
1%
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Claremont Population
35,096
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
17.1%
Black/African-American
6.1%
Hispanic/Latino
18.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
43.5%
Unknown
6.4%
International Students
15.3% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.4%
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