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About Claremont Mckenna College

Claremont Mckenna College Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Claremont Mckenna College will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Claremont Mckenna College Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Claremont McKenna College Overview

Claremont McKenna College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Claremont, California. Claremont Mckenna College was founded in 1946 and now enrolls around 1,346 students a year, including 1,343 undergrads. Claremont Mckenna College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,236 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Claremont Mckenna College! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Claremont Mckenna College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Claremont Mckenna College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Claremont Mckenna College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Claremont Mckenna College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Claremont Mckenna College on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Claremont Mckenna College on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 5. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

2021 Claremont Mckenna College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 10%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 28%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 56%
Tuition $56,190

Is Claremont Mckenna College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Claremont Mckenna College offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Claremont Mckenna College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is extremely difficult to get into Claremont Mckenna College. Claremont Mckenna College admitted 10% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, just 625 out of the 6,066 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Claremont Mckenna College

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 95% of students who start at Claremont Mckenna College return for their second year of college. Claremont Mckenna College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 91%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Claremont Mckenna College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 77% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Claremont Mckenna College grads is $76,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Claremont Mckenna College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Claremont Mckenna College's endowment was valued at $865.5 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $31,563 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Claremont Mckenna College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Claremont Mckenna College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $58,542 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $22,470 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Claremont Mckenna College. Based on this information, how does Claremont Mckenna College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Claremont Mckenna College a good school for you?

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Where is Claremont McKenna College Located?

Claremont Mckenna College is located in the suburban setting of Claremont, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you want to see Claremont Mckenna College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Claremont, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Ontario International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Claremont Mckenna College and Claremont are like without leaving home.

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Claremont Mckenna College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Claremont Mckenna College is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Claremont Mckenna College is Mar 15.

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Claremont Mckenna College ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Claremont Mckenna College is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Claremont Mckenna College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Claremont Mckenna College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1490


Math SAT Range

690 - 780


Reading SAT Range

670 - 730

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1490 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Claremont Mckenna College students is 1429. Applicants with SAT scores of 1490 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Claremont Mckenna College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1380 to 1490 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1380 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Claremont Mckenna College.

Claremont Mckenna College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Claremont Mckenna College is like? There are approximately 1,346 students enrolled at Claremont Mckenna College, including 1,343 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from CA and 55% percent of students are from other states.


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