Application Fee
$70
Acceptance Rate
10%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
52%
Freshmen Enrollment
328
SAT Scores
1,435
ACT Scores
33

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 6,066 students have applied and 625 students have allowed to admit to Claremont McKenna College (Acceptance rate: 10.30%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 52.48 % where 328 students have finally enrolled out of 625 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 Swarthmore College and Williams College, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 12.14%).
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 lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 45.43%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,435 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 1,492). 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 College1,43533
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,45933
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, 185 students submitted SAT scores (56% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,435 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 Writing670730
Mathematics690780
Total1,3601,510
At Claremont McKenna College, 173 students submitted ACT scores (53% 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
English3235
Mathematics2934
Total92103

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