Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school at Claremont McKenna College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Admission Informationwww.cmc.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.cmc.edu/admission/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 11.01% and the yield is 56.94%. 2,578 men and 3,054 women applied to Claremont McKenna and 284 men and 336 women students were accepted. Among them, 179 men and 175 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,6322,5783,054
Admitted620284336
Enrolled353179175
Acceptance Rate 11.01%11.02%11.00%
Yield 56.94%63.03%52.08%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 102 students (28% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 90 students (25%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and the 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 720 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700750
SAT Math720780
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3435
ACT English3034
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Claremont McKenna College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Claremont McKenna College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Claremont McKenna Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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