Study table: Nurturing leadership qualities

The Claremont McKenna College (CMC) founded in 1946 prepares its students for thoughtful and productive lives and teaches them to be responsible with leadership qualities. It is for those who approach education pragmatically and who wish to make a difference in the world. The CMC enrolls approximately 1,140 students from 42 states and 27 countries.

Courses offeredThe courses offered in CMC are Economics, Government, History, Joint Science, Literature, Mathematics, Military Science, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics, Psychology, and the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance.

Tuition and fees: $ 37,160


As a residential college, all freshmen are required to live on campus, and on-campus housing is available for all four years of attendance.


CMC only accepts the Common Application. Students must also submit the CMC Supplemental Form.

TOEFL: A score of 250 or higher is required on the computer-based test, or a score of 100 or higher is required on the TOEFL iBT exam.

Financial aid, scholarships

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available to international students. Financial aid awards for international students have ranged from $5,000-$45,000.

Merit scholarships are also available at CMC ranging from $10,000 to full tuition.

Deadlines for 2009

Begin accepting applications: September 1, 2008

Admission application deadline: November 1, 2008