Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a private, coeducational liberal arts college and a member of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California. The college is highly selective, with an admission rate of 12.6% in 2012.

Founded as a men's college in 1946, CMC became co-educational in 1976. Its 69 acre campus is located 35 miles (56 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles. The college focuses primarily on undergraduate education, but in 2007 it established the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, which offers a masters program in finance. As of 2013, there are 1,254 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students.

Honors: A Top Liberal Arts College

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Claremont McKenna College has started planning for the expansion of interdisciplinary science education, the reorganization of Keck Science, and the creation of an independent CMC science department.

In the proposed new structure, Scripps College and Pitzer College will jointly assume ownership of CMC’s stake in the Keck Science department. CMC will create its own science department, eventually hiring from 22 to 28 full-time faculty.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

The Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees appointed Cary Davidson ’75 and Duane Kurisu P’08 to three-year-terms and Thomas M. Mitchell ’66 as a Life Trustee on Oct. 5.

They join previous spring 2018 appointees, Alumnus Trustee Timothy W. Wright, III ’77, Ex-Officio Trustees Paul Nathan ’80 and Laurie Lippincott P’19, and Honorary Trustee Glenn L. Hickerson ’59, all of whom began their terms in July.

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Erwin Chemerinsky, the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law and a First Amendment scholar, spoke at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Oct. 8. He has been named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist Magazine and is the author of more than 10 books including The Case Against the Supreme Court and Free Speech on Campus.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

In 1973, students arrived in Washington, D.C. to study government at its epicenter while working full time. It was a contentious period for the country. Richard Nixon was in the White House and the news filled with images of Vietnam and long lines at gas pumps. In the evening, the CMC Washington Program’s first cohort gathered in a rented office to discuss the policies and processes they were witnessing firsthand.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018

History tells us that midterm elections are hard on the party that holds the White House. The upcoming November elections might prove even tougher for Republicans with a President who is, in the words of veteran political consultant Robert Shrum, “a disruptive force unlike anything we’ve seen in politics.”

Fri, 05 Oct 2018

Rafael Velasco ’19 spent his summer at Army ROTC in Fort Knox, Kentucky, running drills in sweltering heat with a 55 lb. ruck on his back—barely getting by on four hours of sleep. At least two of his classmates were not impressed.  

“Four [hours]! Were you on vacation? It was two for us!” said Lindsay Burton ’19, as Hunter LePla ’19 grinned in agreement. 

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Dustin Locke, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been named the 2018 Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics winner for his co-authored paper, “Against Minimalist Responses to Moral Debunking Arguments.”

Wed, 19 Sep 2018

As a CMC student, George Roberts ’66 P’93 spent a summer interning in New York City. He was determined, he said, to have fun. That did not include hanging out at art museums.

But shortly before returning to Claremont, he accompanied an aunt to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim, and Frick Collection. To Roberts’ surprise, being pushed outside his comfort zone helped him gain an appreciation for how art “has affected humankind (emotionally) since the very beginning.”

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Claremont McKenna College placed ninth in the 2019 U.S. News ranking of national liberal arts colleges.

CMC’s overall score of 91 was one point behind the four colleges tied for fifth place: Bowdoin, Carleton, Middlebury, and Pomona. U.S. News bundles schools with tied scores, and subsequent schools are ranked based on the number of schools ahead of them rather than their relative point standing.

This month, CMC also was ranked sixth among liberal arts colleges by the Wall Street Journal.

Mon, 10 Sep 2018

President Hiram E. Chodosh welcomed a new class of students by invoking “the original idea” of the College’s founders to seek a “rationally balanced” education to meet the political, economic, social, and cultural needs to prepare themselves “for tomorrow’s world of affairs.”

Tue, 04 Sep 2018