Claremont McKenna College

Overview

Claremont McKenna College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located in Claremont, California within an hour drive of Los Angeles.  Students at CMC benefit from being a part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, which allows them to participate in organizations and take classes at Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and Pitzer colleges. 

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 programs like Alternative Spring Break, and attend an endowed leadership 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.

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