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
1,386
Undergraduates
677
Men - 48.8%
707
Women - 51%
3
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
10% of 5,709 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
760 average
730-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730 average
710-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$86,885
Tuition and Fees
$64,035
Room and Board
$19,650
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$68,483
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,978
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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
10%
10-19
73%
20-29
12%
30-39
2%
40-49
1%
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
85% 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
18.3%
Black/African-American
7%
Hispanic/Latino
19.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
41.8%
Unknown
4.9%
International Students
15.1% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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