Campus Profiles

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College is located in Claremont, California at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It’s ranked as one of the top 10 best liberal arts schools in the country and has a small student body with 1,301 enrolled students.

Lately, Claremont McKenna has been a bastion of bias, mostly stemming from students who have staged protests demanding safe spaces, a permanent resource center, creation of diversity positions, and other demands.

Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $66,325

Undergraduate population: 1,328

Total student population: 1,328

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90%


Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)Yellow Light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: B; No required courses in Literature; partial requirements in U.S. Government/History and Economics.

Campus Spotlight

  • Conservative Groups: 2

    The Alexander Hamilton Society, Winston Churchill Society

    Liberal Groups: 4

    Women’s Forum, Sexuality and Gender Alliance, CMCers of Color, Amnesty International

    All Stories

    AEI Panel: Marxists outnumber conservatives in social sciences
  • Panelists for the American Enterprise Institute agree that American universities are driving away much-needed conservative intellectuals because of their liberal policies. An AEI panel discussion last Wednesday, titled “The Close-Minded Campus? The Stifling of Ideas in American Universities,” focused on the scarcity of conservative professors and students in the social sciences, with...

  • Social justice warriors create 'Shady Person of Color' list to silence dissenters
  • A private document by a group of liberal students at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) designates certain individuals as a “Shady Person of Color” (SPOC) on the grounds that they opposed their liberal counterparts. During the height of the racial protests at Claremont McKenna College last November, CMCers of Color issued a list of demands including the resignation of Dean Spellman and...

  • Pomona Students: campus safety tips are ‘rape culture’
  • On Monday evening, the Claremont University Consortium Campus Safety Office sent out a message warning Claremont students about a potential rash of Xanax and other drug-laced drinks at recent CMC parties. “Over the past two weeks, the Dean of Students Office of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has received information that three on-campus parties may have involved students providing...

  • Safe spaces spawn at Claremont Colleges
  • In the wake of last week’s protests and resignations at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), “safe spaces” for students of marginalized identities are popping up all over the campuses of the Claremont Colleges. After protesters called for action, CMC President Hiram Chodosh stated his commitment to providing a permanent safe space for students of color in the near future....

  • Claremont students feel marginalized, demand resources and resignations
  • Yesterday afternoon, a student demonstration took place at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), where students of marginalized identities demanded administrative officials accommodate their specialized needs on campus. Their demands include a permanent resource center; the immediate creation of two diversity positions for student affairs and faculty; and a general education requirement for...

  • Claremont dean resigns following student protests
  • On Thursday, Mary Spellman resigned from her position as Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. The resignation occurred in response to a protest that occurred Wednesday, which was centered on the idea that Dean Spellman had not done enough to create a safe space on campus for students from marginalized backgrounds. The protests were catalyzed by an...

  • Anti-racism protesters segregated themselves by race
  • The protesters descended upon Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Thursday night, forcing political commentator and author Heather MacDonald to cut short a scheduled speech, deliberately kept "white accomplices" segregated from other protesters to serve as a "buffer" against the police. The protest was organized on Facebook by a group called “ShutDown Anti-BlackFascists,” and over...

  • CMC faculty permits student code violators to graduate
  • Claremont McKenna College (CMC) told the Independent in a statement that its faculty voted in May to allow CMC seniors who violated the student code during a protest in early April aimed at preventing Heather Mac Donald from speaking at the college to partake in commencement exercises despite their conduct. According to an internal letter obtained by...

  • TREND: Push for Plan-B vending machines, free contraception
  • Universities across the country are providing students with easy access to birth control, with some even installing Plan B-dispensing vending machines on campus. The University of California at Davis recently installed a vending machine on campus containing items such as the morning-after pill, condoms, and pregnancy tests for purchase, according to The Los Angeles Times. [RELATED: Berkeley...

  • Will the other Claremont colleges defend free speech?
  • When Claremont McKenna College (CMC) announced it would punish seven students who blockaded the entrances to Heather Mac Donald’s speech in April, it did something few colleges have shown the backbone to undertake: it enforced campus policy in defense of free speech. In April, President Hiram Chodosh said protesters had engaged in behavior that “violates College policy” and...

  • No punishment for student blockade of conservative speaker
  • In an email sent this evening, Pomona College administrators characterized policy violations by Pomona students who blockaded the appearance of conservative speaker Heather Mac Donald at neighboring Claremont McKenna College (CMC) as “minor” and said that they would issue no sanctions for the students’ conduct, claiming falsely that “there was no evidence that...