Claremont McKenna College - Master'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.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 100
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.50


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    Established in 1946


    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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    888 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, United States

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      • Testimony
        2002-2006, Communication

        It's the PeopleYYThere'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!

      • Testimony
        , Economics and Literature

        Five in OneYYThere 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.

      • Testimony
        1961-1965, poli sci/econ

        Preparation for the real worldYYCMC 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.