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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

According to its mission statement, Claremont McKenna College says, "Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues this mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professoriate that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars." [Source]

Website: http://www.cmc.edu/

B

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1,416
Undergraduate
Enrollment
80%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$58,111
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

8:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
1.3%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

HALF

Economics

HALF

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 6/13/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.