Claremont McKenna College, a liberal arts college, is located in Claremont, California and within an hour drive of Los Angeles. Students at CMC benefit from being a part of the Claremont Consortium, which allows them to participate in organizations and take classes at Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College.
Through a tight-knit residential community and research institutes and centers that promote innovation, interactions with distinguished faculty, and civic engagement, Claremont McKenna provides a welcoming environment that fosters interpersonal and intellectual development. At CMC, undergraduate students take advantage of graduate-level research opportunities alongside the College’s faculty. Outside the classroom, students are immersed in community service projects and service-based summer internships, participate in Alternative Spring Break, and attend special speaker series at the Athenaeum, a distinctive feature of social and cultural life at CMC.
Fun fact: It is a tradition for students to get ponded--thrown into one of the two fountains located on campus--by their peers on their birthday.