Claremont McKenna College (CMC)

Claremont, CA

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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors
Mass Communication/ Media Studies


Major Bachelors
Engineering/Industrial Management
Other Engineering

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors
Human Biology
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors
Biology/Biological Sciences
Molecular Biology
Other Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
European Studies/Civilization
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors
Computer Science

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CMC Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave Claremont McKenna College 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1969

Academics Rating

Claremont is a great feeder school to places like Harvard and Stanford. Their classes are small and they have a mix of 5 schools called the Claremont Colleges and Graduate Schools. Fun Socializing and going to other Claremont Colleges classes. Great social life. Private fraternites or social clubs. First class instructors. Small classes. Hard work Great School.

Parent of Student

Academics Rating

Eventhough it’s a liberal arts college CMC is specialized in economics, and finance but has different courses of study.Although it’s primarily an undergraduate college, through the Robert Day School of Economics and finance, CMC offers a graduate master’s program in finance to the Top students and that is beyond great! At Claremont McKenna around half of all students study abroad all over the world. The school Also has 10 very distinguished research institutes offering students the ability to conduct graduate-level research with faculty. Notable alumni are always involved and willing to provide opportunities to fellow alumni. Class sizes are small. Social life and cafeteria food is very good and you can go to any of the Claremont consortium colleges.

CMC Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 10.00
Retention Rate 95%
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Other: Washington, DC semester. Environmental Science Marine Biological Lab ( Woods Hole, MA).

Class Sizes at Claremont McKenna College

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 82%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 1%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 17%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 82%
50 - 100 Students 1%
20 - 49 Students 17%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 77
  • Unknown and Other: 8
  • Asian: 7
  • Latino: 6
  • African American: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 77
Unknown and Other 8
Asian 7
Latino 6
African American 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Claremont McKenna College

Total Faculty 181
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 8
Full-Time Professors 414
Male Faculty 116
Part-Time Professors 89
Women Faculty 65

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