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Claremont McKenna College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,869)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,124)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 84 65 - Yes
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Football 68 - - -
Golf 12 10 - Yes
Lacrosse - 22 Yes -
Soccer 26 26 - Yes
Softball - 18 - -
Swimming and Diving 33 37 - Yes
Tennis 18 16 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Water Polo 24 16 - Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 8.5%
Non-resident alien 6.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 21.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 49.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 27
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah
  • 5
  • Dorms aren't separated by class, there's a 10% reserve for freshmen in each dorm. Everyone is extremely welcoming, you'll often find doors propped open for people to just come by…

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  • Karissa from Walnut, CA
  • 4
  • The fact that there are only two substance-free halls is bothersome. Having such a high percentage of the dorms that allows substances can lead to peer pressure of drinking or…

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  • Jessica from Claremont, CA
  • 5
  • Most students live in dorms for all four years. As a current senior, I prefer to live on-campus than off-campus. Not only will you be closer to the classrooms, but…

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  • Student
  • 5
  • The dorms are okay. Generally you can expect to live all 4 years on campus. They are all centrally located and only a short walk to wherever you are headed.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Taylor from Lake Forest, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Not only is Collins Dining Hall a superb place to eat, but since CMC is part of the Claremont Consortium, students will have access to every other college's dining halls and cafes. Each hall has its own distinct personality, and is bound to satisfy any student's needs on any given day. For example, CMC's dining hall favors a diet conducive to building muscle and exercise; I maintained the same workout schedule as at home, and managed to build 7 lbs of muscle in the 1st semester due to the abundance of protein in the grill section and carbs in the spaghetti/pasta bar. In contrast, Scripps College has a dining hall with a heavier emphasis of salads, boasting a staffed salad bar. Furthermore, the Athenaeum, which is where CMC hosts speakers from Monday to Thursday night, serves gourmet food at a sit-in, not buffet, style.

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  • 5
  • Mia from Carmel, IN
  • I am a current student here

    As far as dining hall food, it is VERY good, with many healthy options. Because it is located on a consortium you can eat at any of the 7 dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Student
  • I am a current student here

    Great all you can eat food at all 7 of the 5-C dining halls. The best college food in the country!

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  • 3
  • Christina from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    My tour guide told me the food at the cafeteria is good and there are other places around campus you are able to take advantage of.

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  • 4
  • Clevelander at CMC
  • I am a current student here

    Collins is has a lot of healthy options and it's very convenient to be able to meet friends from all 5Cs at your and their dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Claremont, CA
  • I am a current student here

    AMAZING FOOD. You will never get bored of the food. Even if you do, you have four-five other dining halls to choose from at the other colleges.

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  • 5
  • Karissa from Walnut, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Claremont McKenna is amazing. There is no such thing as fast food there. Everything is cooked like a meal that mom makes at home. There is always fresh salad and vegetarian options in addition to the wide selection of food already presented at each meal. Also, you can always get up and get more food unlike some colleges where what you have on your plate is all you get.

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  • 3
  • Sarah
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone says the food at the 5Cs are amazing, but it might get a bit boring after a while. Scripps' fresh baked cookies are always amazing and Frank is quite a walk but well worth it.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mia from Carmel, IN
  • I am a current student here

    There is no greek life. The absence of greek life makes the community feel closer and is in most respects more fun.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • I am a current student here

    There is no greek life at CMC. In my opinion this is great because we have parities every week that everyone can go to. We also have massive 5-C parties that are legendary. (FOAM at Mudd, Pirate Party at CMC, EuroTrash at Scripps, Harwood Halloween at Pomona)

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  • 0
  • Karissa from Walnut, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, there are no sororities or fraternities on the campus. The benefit of this is that all of the students mingle together and there is no division amongst the students. No one feels superior or inferior, which is great.

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