Claremont McKenna College - Bachelor's Degree

Claremont McKenna College is a "specialized" school, one that educates leaders for business, government and the professions. CMC is also one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 66,082

School Description

Claremont McKenna College is an independent, coeducational, and private liberal arts college with a curricular emphasis on economics, government, and public affairs.It was founded as a men's college in 1946, but became coeducational in 1976. Some notable alumni are: Co-founder of Ethos Water and Vice President of Starbucks, Peter Thum; Comedian Robin Williams; Governor of the State of Montana Steve Bullock, and many others.

Bachelor Programs

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    American Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Biology

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Classics

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Economics

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Engineering

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Engineering Management

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    English Literature

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Finance

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    French

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    History

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    International Relations

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Languages

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Leadership

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Management

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

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    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Molecular Biology

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Physics

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Political Science

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Psychology

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Science

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Spanish

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Claremont McKenna College
    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

    Sports

    USD 49,045 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking 22
  • US News (Liberal Arts) 9
  • Forbes (USA) 11

Facts

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 100
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.50
  • Minimum ACT 27

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    Established in 1946

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    The Princeton Review rated Claremont McKenna 2nd in the nation for happiest students; but The Daily Beast placed it as one of the top 25 most rigorous colleges in the nation; and College Factual ranked it as the 14th most selective college in the nation.

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          • 2002-2006, Communication

            It's the People. There's a lot of things that set CMC apart from other colleges/universities: the SoCal weather, the diverse faculty, the small college advantages within the larger 5C community, the vibrant social scene on campus. But like any great organization, it's the people that make it special. In such a varied and collaborative community, it wasn't hard to find inspiration as a student. The great pride former CMCers have for their alma mater says it all!

          • 1989-1993, Economics and Literature

            Five in One. There are many things that make CMC great (terrific students, active and supportive alumni, outstanding faculty, growing endowment, and fabulous southern CA location), but one of the things that makes CMC a value-add is the "5 C" experience - which is being able to take classes at the other institutions in the Claremont Consortium - Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps Colleges - as well as the Claremont Graduate School. While each of the schools are relatively small and have their own very individual personalities and strengths, attending any of them allows you to take classes at the others - which is something rare in academia, and particularly in one cohesive, local setting.

          • 1961-1965, poli sci/econ

            Preparation for the real world. CMC had the unique combination of academic professors with real life experience. As a student, you got both the intellectual and practical application aspects. Your fellow students primarily came from the real and practical world and were sufficiently diverse so one could experience both scope and matter. It was in combination, a rare and highly valuable mix.