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Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues this mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professoriate that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars.
The city of Claremont is famous for its tree-lined streets, world-renowned colleges and award-winning school system. Its vitality charms residents and visitors alike with a unique warmth and community spirit. In the heart of Claremont is the Village area that includes a wide array of restaurants and shops as well as a five-screen movie theatre, an art museum and a boutique hotel.
Claremont is 35 miles from Los Angeles, minutes from the mountains and about a one-hour drive from Southern California beaches, Joshua Tree National Park and Disneyland.
CMC’s residential campus is fairly compact. Walking from Wohlford Hall to Auen Hall (the two residence halls farthest from each other) usually takes no more than three minutes.
As you acclimate to life at CMC, we hope that your questions can be answered with the information in the following pages.
Here are some quick facts about residential life and housing at CMC: