Claremont McKenna College

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.cmc.edu
Address 500 E 9th St
City Claremont
State CA
Zip 91711-6400
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 93%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 83.9%
Five-year graduation rate 88.8%
Six-year graduation rate 89.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 4.9%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Bac/A & S
Size: Number of Undergraduates 1,338
Endowment Assets $784,363,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/claremontmckenna
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 695 (25th - 75th percentile = 650 - 740)
Median SAT Math 710 (25th - 75th percentile = 670 - 750)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 32.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 31 - 33)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 9.4%
In-State Tuition and Fees $50,945
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $50,945
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $69,385
Average Net Price After Grants $28,712
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $4,369
Median earnings 10 years after entry $72,900
Median debt of completers $14,500
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 11.5%
% Underrepresented Minority 18.7%
% Black 4.5%
% Latino 14.1%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 10.4%
% White 41.9%
% Two or More Races 5.8%
% Other 23.1%
% Noresident Aliens 17.2%
% Female 48.8%
% Male 51.2%
% Age 25 and Over 0.6%
% Part-time 0.1%