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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate10%

Claremont Mckenna College Academics

Claremont McKenna College requires a minimum of 32 semester courses to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Claremont McKenna College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Claremont McKenna College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Claremont McKenna College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 91% of students who start college at Claremont McKenna College graduate within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Claremont McKenna College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Claremont McKenna College?

Claremont McKenna College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Claremont McKenna College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Claremont McKenna College

When choosing a major, Claremont McKenna College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Claremont McKenna College.Claremont McKenna College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major. Claremont McKenna College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Claremont McKenna College

Does Claremont McKenna College Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Claremont McKenna College directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Claremont McKenna College Offer Online Classes?

❌ Claremont McKenna College false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Claremont McKenna College Offer AP Credit?

✅ Claremont McKenna College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Claremont McKenna College Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Claremont McKenna College, check with the school directly.

Does Claremont McKenna College Require Internships?

🟨 Claremont McKenna College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College Library

The main library on campus is the The Claremont Colleges Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Claremont McKenna College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Claremont Mckenna College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University and Harvey Mudd College


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Claremont McKenna College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Claremont McKenna College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Claremont McKenna College include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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