2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 5,306 students have applied and 708 students have allowed to admit to Claremont McKenna College (Acceptance rate: 13.34%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 44.49 % where 315 students have finally enrolled out of 708 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Washington and Lee University and Harvey Mudd College, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 14.57%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 45.43%).

How to Apply to Claremont McKenna College

Admissionwww.cmc.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.cmc.edu/admission/apply
Financial Aidwww.cmc.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/claremontmckenna
Athleticweb3.ncaa.org/aprsearch/DIIIfgrsearch
Disability Servicewww.cmc.edu/dean-of-students/disability-services

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,415 and the average ACT score is 33 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Claremont McKenna College is average than the schools (average score is 1,505). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Claremont McKenna College1,41533
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,47134
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California117875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Claremont McKenna College, 194 students submitted SAT scores (62% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,415 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660730
Mathematics670770
Total1,3301,500
At Claremont McKenna College, 139 students submitted ACT scores (44% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 33 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3134
English3335
Mathematics2833
Total92102

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Claremont McKenna College. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Admission test scores and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Claremont McKenna College
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended