Claremont Mckenna College is on a 69-acre campus in the suburban setting of Claremont, California, not far from Los Angeles.
There are many activities and organizations for Claremont Mckenna College students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Claremont Mckenna College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Claremont Mckenna College students' favorite campus traditions are Monte Carlo/Homecoming, International Festival and Athenaeum Events.
This table offers information on housing at Claremont Mckenna College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||93%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,354|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,321|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||7%|
Claremont Mckenna College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Claremont Mckenna College students live on campus. In 2022, 93% of undergrads at Claremont Mckenna College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Claremont Mckenna College. There are 1,354 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,416 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,321 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Claremont Mckenna College offers coed housing.
At Claremont Mckenna College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Claremont Mckenna College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Water Polo||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Field Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Claremont McKenna College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Claremont Mckenna College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Claremont Mckenna College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Claremont Mckenna College, take Interstate 10 to Claremont, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.
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