Claremont McKenna College

Private, Four-years School Located in Claremont, CA

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How much is the Claremont McKenna tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Claremont McKenna's tuition & fees is $64,150.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $85,562 when a student lives on-campus.

Claremont McKenna Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$64,150
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$18,712
On-campus Expenses$1,500
Off-campus Room & Board$18,172
Off-campus Expenses$1,500
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$60,715

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Claremont McKenna for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $295,005 at Claremont McKenna. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $384,604. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $151,502.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$67,779$88,831$35,274
Sophomore (2024-25)$71,614$93,540$36,953
Junior (2025-26)$75,666$98,502$38,714
Senior (2026-27)$79,946$103,731$40,561
4 Years Total$295,005$384,604$151,502
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$71,614$93,540$36,953
Sophomore (2025-26)$75,666$98,502$38,714
Junior (2026-27)$79,946$103,731$40,561
Senior (2027-28)$84,470$109,242$42,498
4 Years Total$311,696$405,016$158,725
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$75,666$98,502$38,714
Sophomore (2026-27)$79,946$103,731$40,561
Junior (2027-28)$84,470$109,242$42,498
Senior (2028-29)$89,248$115,050$44,529
4 Years Total$329,330$426,526$166,301
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$79,946$103,731$40,561
Sophomore (2027-28)$84,470$109,242$42,498
Junior (2028-29)$89,248$115,050$44,529
Senior (2029-30)$94,298$121,171$46,660
4 Years Total$347,962$449,195$174,248
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$84,470$109,242$42,498
Sophomore (2028-29)$89,248$115,050$44,529
Junior (2029-30)$94,298$121,171$46,660
Senior (2030-31)$99,633$127,622$48,896
4 Years Total$367,648$473,086$182,583

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Claremont McKenna' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Claremont McKenna College$64,150
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Claremont McKenna and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CA$64,150$68,525
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA$64,860$64,540
Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME$64,910-
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA$66,255-
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA$62,412-
Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA$67,280-
Barnard CollegeNew York, NY$66,246-

Financial Aid and COA

At Claremont McKenna College, 672 students (47%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $50,689.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Claremont McKenna is $34,873 for students living on-campus and $34,333 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 191 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $50,020 and the average amount of student loans is $7,631.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$85,562
COA (off-campus)$85,022
Tuition & Fees$64,150
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,412
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,872
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,873
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,333
Average Financial Aid$50,689
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship67247%$50,689
Pell Grants28420%$5,287
Federal Student Loan23016%$4,418
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid19153%-
Grants or Scholarships17649%$50,020
Federal Grants8022%$6,428
Pell Grants8022%$5,647
Other Federal Grants8022%$781
State/Local Grants5114%$9,220
Institutional Grants17348%$45,197
Student Loan Aid10630%$7,631
Federal Student Loans5315%$3,349
Other Student Loans8022%$7,893

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Claremont McKenna's acceptance rate is 11.24%. A total of 5,632 applicants applied to and 633 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 358 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 56.56%.
To apply to Claremont McKenna, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,6322,578$3,054
Admitted633283$350
Enrolled358177$181
Acceptance Rate11.24%10.98%11.46%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)56.56%62.54%51.71%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Claremont McKenna. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,475 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4751,4201,530
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW725700750
SAT Math750720780
ACT Composite343235
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math353435
ACT English323034

Student Population

Claremont McKenna College has a total of 1,389 students including 1,386 undergraduate and 3 graduate students. By gender, there are 700 male students and 722 female students attending Claremont McKenna.
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,422 700722
Undergraduate1,416 696720
Graduate6 42

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address500 E 9th St, Claremont, CA
Phone909-621-8000
WEBwww.cmc.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered58 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate10.35%
Yield54.48%
Student Population1,389
Graduation Rate91%
Retention Rate96%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate8 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties170 (Full-time), 9 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs439 (Full-time), 68 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$133,104
Average Staff Salary$91,204