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									Claremont McKenna College
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                                                                     Claremont McKenna College   Leadership Starts Here
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
890 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711-6425
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       “CMC consistently
        churns out ‘pragmatic,
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        marketable’ grads who
       ‘will be leaders in the
        next millennium.’”
       – The PrinceTon review’s The BesT 366 Colleges

                                                                                                                                                                                             1    Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                                             10 Academics at CMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Social Sciences       12
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Sciences              14
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Humanities            16
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Sequences and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Special Degrees       18

                                                                                                                                                                                             20 The Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                             26 Research Opportunities at CMC
                                                                                                                                                                                             30 The Athenaeum
                                                                                                                                                                                             34 CMC in the World
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Academic Travel      36
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Study Abroad         37
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Washington Program 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Internships          40
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Career Services      42

                                                                                                                                                                                             46 Student Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Location             48
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Athletics/Intramurals 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Activities           52

                                                                                                                                                                                             54 CMC at a Glance
                                                                                                                                                                                             56 How to Apply

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Samantha Shoemaker              Milan Reed              San Antonio, TX          Emily Meinhardt            George Posner             Sarah Assaad   Drew Rivera    Grady Wieger                 Jessica Mao                    Tigard, OR
Tucson, AZ                      Los Angeles, CA         Psychology &             Chicago, IL                Brookline, MA             Redlands, CA   Torrance, CA   Phoenix, AZ                  Arcadia, CA                    Economics, Leadership
Biology & Literature            History & Philosophy    Organizational Studies   Art History & Government   Engineering & Economics   Neuroscience   Philosophy     Literature & Economics       Science & Management           Sequence

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                    I t’s your time. Your
                      options are limitless,
                    and so is your potential.
                    Claremont McKenna
                    College puts you squarely
                    in the center of countless
                    dazzling opportunities,
                    giving you the foundation
                    you need to flourish, and
                    the tools you need to lead.

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                This is the place for innovators
                ready to make their mark in
                economics, government, international
                relations, and beyond. At CMC, you
                will find unprecedented freedom to
                pursue a course of study that puts you
                on the path to success. Get to know
                professors who are also mentors,
                advisors, and friends. Explore an
                uncommon idea. Share dinner—and
                your perspective—with luminaries
                from across the globe. This is access.
                This is education. This is the time
                of your life.

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    Welcome to a liberal arts
    education like you’ve never
    seen it before. Engage with
    renowned scholars who actually
    love to teach. Dream up a research
    project and collaborate with a
    leader in the field. Discover and
    re-discover Southern California,
    where the vistas will inspire you
    to new heights, and the climate
    rarely disappoints.

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         With the rare advantage of five closely
         linked colleges within your reach, you will
         broaden your horizons and balance academic
         knowledge with unsurpassed opportunities for
         hands-on learning. Go international and
         spend a semester or year abroad. Travel with
         a professor to an exotic destination and flood
         your world with insight. As your knowledge
         base and network expand, so too will your
         vision of the future. And you will channel the
         creativity and inspiration necessary to make
         things happen.

         It’s your time. A degree from Claremont
         McKenna will give you the power to
         influence. No matter how ambitious your
         goals, you will achieve them. It may not come
         easily. But the journey that starts here will
         take you places you’ve only dreamed of.

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     “…CMC is attracting an increasing number
     of science majors and pre-med students…
                                                         Extraordinary achievers.
     has first-rate facilities without the cutthroat
     competition…at colleges better known for
                                                         Looking to grow.
     scientific studies.” – Choosing the Right College
                                                         Ready to lead.

                                                                      ingular in its approach to scholarship, CMC harnesses the
                                                                      power of its faculty and the depth of its academic offerings
                                                                      to challenge and inspire the next generation of leaders in
                                                                      business, government, and the professions. While some
                                                                      universities emphasize their great
                                                                                                                  WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
                                                         discoveries, at CMC we believe that our greatest
                                                                                                                 “Claremont McKenna
                                                         discoveries are our students. It is this philosophy      holds a special
                                                         that sets the CMC experience apart—and that              position within the
                                                         makes it the ultimate destination for tomorrow’s        world of liberal arts
                                                                                                                  colleges. It presents
                                                         leaders, today.                                          the same liberal arts
                                                            It gets better. What you’ll find here is the          curricula as other
                                                                                                                  top colleges but with
                                                         intimacy and rigor of a top-tier liberal arts college    a concentration in
                                                         with the resources of a powerhouse research              the applied social
                                                         university. The freedom to build your own                sciences and a
                                                                                                                  much wider course
                                                         course of study. A focus on learning beyond the          selection.” – The hidden ivies: ThirTy
                                                         classroom. And a commitment to helping you               colleges of excellence

                                                         acquire the skills you need to thrive.
                                                            That’s where the faculty comes in. Our
                                                         professors are engaged not only in teaching, but
                                                         also in collaborating. Students often share research
                                                         credit with professors, who are themselves leaders
                                                         in their respective disciplines. Whatever your field
                                                         of inquiry, at CMC our emphasis is on impact:
                                                         exposing you to singular opportunities that
                                                         prepare you to change the world.
                                                            Claremont McKenna College—Leadership starts

                                                                                                                     At CMC, student-faculty interaction is a priority—
                                                                                                                     both in the classroom, where the student-faculty
                                                                                                                     ratio is 8 to 1, and outside. Here, economics
                                                                                                                     professor Brock Blomberg converses with a student
                                                                                                                     in the quad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Charting A Course

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We offer more than just the
                               couting the Social Sciences | For those riveted by the great social engines that
 Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       traditional courses you’d expect
                                keep our world humming, for those intrigued by the deeply layered complexities of human behavior,                                                                                                      in the social sciences. Here’s a
                                CMC delivers an education without equal. Aspiring economists hone their research skills at one of our                                                                                                  tiny sampling of some of our
                                renowned economics institutes; budding psychologists join faculty experts in international fieldwork;                                                                                                  more distinctive and enticing class
                   students with a passion for government and social change spend a semester in Washington, DC tackling major                                                                                                          offerings.
                   issues of the day. Small seminars and supportive professors guide you toward your chosen area of focus.
                       At CMC innovative learning opportunities are standard issue. We don’t just introduce you to the world of ideas;                                                                                                 Economics of Natural Resource Policy
                   we put you squarely in the center of the action, blending theory and practice for a remarkable college experience                                                                                                   Utilizing case studies from Africa, Asia
                   that takes you where you want to go. Our strong emphasis on economics, government, and public affairs,                                                                                                              and Latin America, this course explores
                   combined with a solid liberal arts foundation, prepares you well for leadership in fields ranging from business and                                                                                                 the developing world and its economic
                   law to industry, psychology and public service.                                                                                                                                                                     relationship to natural resources.
                       Our passion is your future. We prepare you for what’s next with unmatched offerings in the social sciences:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Heroes, Villains, and Clowns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Examines the meaning of heroism, villainy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and clownishness as they occur in western
                   Part of our economics major, a concentration in accounting gives you the technical skills and research experience                                                                                                   politics, plays, literature, and film. Studies
                   you need to pursue graduate study or successful careers in public accounting, consulting, and investment banking.                                                                                                   a variety of media, including biography,
                   Economics                                                                                                               Anna Beninger can’t rave enough about her professors at CMC. It’s not just that             history, fiction, poetry, plays, and cinema.
                   When it comes to economics, CMC is in a class of its own. You’ll study side-by-side with world-renowned scholars        they are “some of the most knowledgeable and passionate” teachers in the country—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The American Presidency
                   in the field, complementing your academic study by delving into law, politics, and economics at the Lowe Institute      though that certainly doesn’t hurt. As importantly, they are trusted advisors, caring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Investigates the domestic and
                   of Political Economy, or gaining hands-on experience in finance through our Financial Economics Institute.              mentors, and valued friends who go “above and beyond their responsibilities to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       international sources of power which
                                                                                                                                           students’ needs.”                                                                           have led to the dominant position of the
                                                                                                                                               For Anna, her relationship with Professor Diane Halpern exemplifies the CMC faculty     presidency, and the current reassessment
                   A focus on government at CMC not only gives you remarkable access to top-flight faculty with unparalleled
                                                                                                                                           difference. Though Anna arrived in Claremont undecided about a major, a semester            of that position.
                   experience, but also lets you collaborate with your professors on fascinating research projects with real-world
                                                                                                                                           abroad in Australia crystallized her interest in research related to gender studies. When
                   implications. As a government major, you’ll play a vital role in creating knowledge at places like The Rose Institute                                                                                               Forensic Psychology
                                                                                                                                           she returned to the States in December, she emailed Professor Halpern, inquiring about
                   of State and Local Government, The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, and The Salvatori Center                                                                                                    Examines the interaction of clinical
                                                                                                                                           the possibility of collaborating—and heard back immediately. She said she “would love
                   for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.                                                                                                                                                            psychology and law, including topics such
                                                                                                                                           to take me on,” Anna recalls, and “I started right away, working from home over Winter
                   International Relations                                                                                                                                                                                             as psychological testimony about insanity,
                                                                                                                                           Break to help edit” her latest book. That spring Professor Halpern was on sabbatical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       competency to stand trial, and civil
                   With a major in international relations, you’ll cross borders and boundaries with studies in government, economics,     but continued to offer Anna vital mentoring and encouragement. “I went out to her
                   foreign language, and more. CMC’s IR major makes you the expert: Once you complete your core courses, you’ll            house once a week to work with her,” says Anna. “She was incredible. She welcomed
                   specialize in a particular theme or geographic area.                                                                    me into her home, her life, and her family (I even babysat for her three grandchildren!),   Mathematics of Game Theory
                   Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)                                                                                all while providing me with stimulating and                                                 Considers the mathematics of game
                   Modeled on a program at Oxford University, this highly selective major allows you to explore the intersection           challenging work and supporting my own                                                      theory, investigating games in extensive
                   of philosophy, politics, and economics in small seminars and tutorials, working directly with CMC professors.           original research projects.”                           Professor Halpern                    form, combinatorial games, strategic

                   Approximately 12 students are accepted into this prestigious program each year.                                             That research has paid off in ways she             has always believed                  equilibrium, matrix games and minimax
                                                                                                                                           never imagined. In addition to receiving               in me and, without                   theorem, computation of optimal
                                                                                                                                           CMC’s inaugural Uoroboros Research                     her, I would not be                  strategies and more.
                   As it prepares you for careers or graduate study in fields ranging from law to international business, CMC’s
                                                                                                                                           Fellowship and the prestigious Berger Institute        where I am today.
                   psychology major also enables you to collaborate with professors on fascinating fieldwork, and on research projects
                                                                                                                                           Research Fellowship (both with the support of
                   through the Kravis Leadership Institute; Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children; Claremont Autism Center;                                                             Anna Beninger
                                                                                                                                           Professor Halpern, who served as her advisor           Psychology
                   Reading Research Laboratory; and Center for Applied Psychological Research.
                                                                                                                                           for these fellowships and for her senior               Boston, MA
                   Mathematics and Computer Science                                                                                        honors psychology thesis), Anna was recently
                   At CMC we know that math is more than just numbers; it’s a way of framing issues and understanding the world,           selected for a coveted National Science
                   and a jumping-off point for vibrant careers in business, industry, consulting, government, and beyond. CMC’s math       Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship—an award valued at over $120,000.
                   major also brings you something more: a cooperative venture with our sister schools that offers an unmatched            And Anna is quick to credit Professor Halpern as a key contributor to her success.
                   range of courses and unequaled opportunities to attack interdisciplinary real-world problems.                           “Working with her has opened doors for me I never even knew existed,” she says. “She
                                                                                                                                           has always really encouraged me to challenge myself, and I will be forever grateful.”
                                                                                                                                           Looking back on her CMC career, Anna reflects on how far she’s come—and how
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                                                                                                                                           instrumental Professor Halpern was to her development. “Professor Halpern has always
                                                                                                                                           believed in me and, without her, I would not be where I am today.”

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                                                                                                                                                      nvestigating Science | The formula is simple: Take faculty members engaged in cutting-

A Second Opinion                                                                                                                                       edge research, add premier facilities and equipment, and, after a period of sustained development, produce
on Science                                                                                                                                             students with a gift for innovation and a mastery of key technical skills.
                                                                                                                                                          It starts with opportunity. At CMC our students have access to resources typically reserved for grad
We think science at CMC is first
                                                                                                                                             students at much larger universities. Just as important, they’re guided by professors who place an emphasis on the
rate, but don’t let that stop you
                                                                                                                                             interdisciplinary. Biotechnology may be your core focus, but you’ll also benefit from exposure to neuroscience, physics,
from asking around. Just like a
good science project requires a                                                                                                              and engineering. And, with the encouragement of CMC faculty, you may find yourself engaged in a research project
peer review, a top-flight science                                                                                                            supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health or the National Science Foundation, or accepting a stipend
education requires a little of the                                                                                                           for summer science research.
same. Here are some examples of                                                                                                                 CMC students don’t simply study past discoveries; as emerging leaders, they set their own trends in the sciences and
what others think about science                                                                                                              beyond.
at CMC:
                                                                                                                                             Biology                                                       Management-Engineering
n The National Science Foundation                                                                                                            Biology majors conduct at least one independent research      A dual-degree program both focused and dynamic
     awarded CMC multi-year million-                                                                                                         project, and often participate in faculty research leading    in scope, the management-engineering major allows
     dollar grants for student-faculty                                                                                                       to publication and presentation at international meetings.    students to combine three years of study at CMC (in
     research projects, and for the creation                                                                                                 Our success rate speaks for itself—in recent years, over      mathematics, the sciences, economics, and management)
     of a year-long interdisciplinary science                                                                                                90 percent of CMC science students applying to medical        with two years of study in engineering at another
     course, available only to first-year                                                                                                    or dental schools have been accepted.                         university, such as Columbia, UC Berkeley, or Stanford.
     students, integrating chemistry,
     biology and physics.                                                                                                                    Chemistry                                                     Neuroscience
                                                                                                                                             The chemistry program at CMC is excellent preparation         Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the CMC
n Students interested in summer science
                                                As she launched her college career, Callae Snively faced a common dilemma:                   for those students eager to make a difference in medicine,    neuroscience program enables students to learn about
     research on campus can participate         how to reconcile diverse—and seemingly divergent—interests. “I came to college with          research, and public policy. Our Joint Science program        the brain through coursework in biology, psychology,
     in a fellowship program funded                                                                                                                                                                        mathematics, philosophy, chemistry and physics. As part
                                                a strength in science,” she says. “And I was toying with the idea of medical school or       allows students a wide range of electives, along with
     by the Rose Hills Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                         of the program, students focus on an emphasis in cellular/
                                                research. At the same time, I also wanted to expand my base of knowledge to include          the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research
     Multiple $5,000 stipends are available
                                                other areas.”                                                                                projects that are often supported by grants from the NIH      molecular or cognitive/behavioral neuroscience.
     for students to conduct lab-based
                                                    If the challenge facing her was typical, Callae’s response was anything but. Upon        and NSF.
     research with a faculty member.                                                                                                                                                                       Physics
                                                arriving at CMC, she enrolled in an international politics course, and was instantly
                                                                                                                                             Economics-Engineering                                         One of the greatest attributes of the CMC physics
n The Interdisciplinary Science                 hooked. Rather than choosing between the natural and social sciences, in classic
                                                                                                                                             At the confluence of two great disciplines exists a truly     program is its focus on the interdisciplinary. Along with a
     Scholarships at CMC, funded by             CMC fashion Callae opted for both, settling on a dual major in molecular biology and
                                                                                                                                             innovative program. With the economics-engineering            core concentration on physics, students develop a wide
     the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,       international relations. For Callae, these were complementary pursuits: “I love how
                                                                                                                                             degree, students complete three years of study at CMC         range of practical scientific skills and gain proficiency
     provide full tuition for ten entering      it broadened my academic course load and
                                                                                                                                             followed by two years at Harvey Mudd College, and then        in computer programming, mathematical modeling,
     freshmen each year. The merit              balanced what I was learning,” she says.
     scholarships are awarded to students       “When I’d be studying and really tired of               I got to use both                    receive a bachelor’s degree from each institution.            numerical techniques, and quantitative analysis. Physics
     pursuing a dual/double major in            organic chemistry, I could put that aside and go        my left and right                                                                                  majors are also encouraged to collaborate with faculty
                                                                                                                                             Environment, Economics and Politics (EEP)
     science and a non-science discipline,      read a book for an international relations class.       brain every day.                                                                                   members on research projects.
                                                                                                                                             Informed and engaged by the EEP program, students
     and who demonstrate financial need.
                                                I got to use both my left and right brain every         And because I was
                                                                                                                                             gain the knowledge they need to find solutions to             Science and Management
                                                day. And because I was challenged in so many            challenged in so
                                                                                                                                             environmental challenges faced by industry and                For those students motivated to achieve leadership
                                                ways, I never had a chance to get bored.” Plus,         many ways, I never
                                                                                                                                             government. The major is associated with the Roberts          positions in companies and governmental agencies that
                                                she was able to fit the two subjects together           had a chance to get
                                                                                                                                             Environmental Center, where students research the             require scientific and technological expertise, the Science
                                                and still graduate in four years.                       bored.
                                                                                                                                             environmental performance of the world’s largest              and Management degree is second-to-none. Students
                                                    Her unique course of study also opened                                                   corporations, and investigate the connections between         choose to focus on one of four scientific areas—chemistry,
                                                                                                        Callae Snively
                                                doors for her, leading to an internship as an           Molecular Biology and                economics, policy, and ecological analysis.                   physics, environmental science or biotechnology—while
                                                international space policy analyst with NASA            International Relations                                                                            also studying economics.
                                                in Washington, DC. Despite applying cold over           Englewood, CO
                                                the web, Callae’s dual major made her a shoo-
                                                in for the job; not only did she get it, but she was the only NASA intern in DC that year.
                                                “I was one of those kids who was always looking up at the night sky, thinking about this
                                                amazing frontier,” she says. “When I saw the posting, I knew it was for me. My name                    For more information
                                                was written all over it.”

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                                                                                                                                            A Class of Its Own
                           xploring the Humanities | The unfolding of the uncommon. The joy of shared
                                                                                                                                            CMC offers an academic experience
                            experience. Universal dreams and communal modes of expression. Whether your focus is philosophy,                unlike any other. Consider just a
                            literature, religious studies, modern languages, or history, CMC delivers the high-powered telescope            few of our fascinating classes in the
                            through which the great truths of the ages are revealed.                                                        humanities:
                With a seasoned faculty and a wealth of eclectic courses (check out “Literature of the Underground”), CMC ensures
             an experience in the humanities that will both enlighten and provide you with a foundation for future success. Beyond          Comedy and Laughter
                                                                                                                                            Considers the theory and practice of
             the classroom, you’ll engage world-class thinkers and cultural icons like Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, novelist Jamaica
                                                                                                                                            comic drama, ancient and modern,
             Kincaid, and musician/activist Bono, who make a habit of dropping by. They know that CMC is the central address for
                                                                                                                                            from Shakespeare to Freud, Wilde to
             ideas with the power to make a difference.
                                                                                                                                            Wasserstein and beyond.
                CMC graduates pursue a wide range of career opportunities in fields such as law, business, the arts, international
             relations, and nonprofits. Expand your mind and prepare to go far with a degree in the humanities from CMC.                    Religion and the American
             History                                                                                                                        Explores how religious symbols,
             At CMC history is much, much more than names and dates. Along with a nuanced and multifaceted understanding                    sensibilities, values, and worldviews
             of the past, students develop invaluable skills. An emphasis is placed on research, writing, and speaking, as well as the      shaped the Founding Fathers and
             effective use of evidence and argument.                                                                                        the domestic and foreign policies of
                                                                                                                                                                                          For Greer Donley, it was spending her summers interning in rural Honduras that
                                                                                                                                            American presidents.
             Literature                                                                                                                                                                   triggered a career epiphany. “I applied for a McKenna International Grant to go
             As perhaps the most honest and deeply felt record of any civilization, the study of literature provides great insight into     Dostoevsky’s Russia                           somewhere I could practice my Spanish and learn if becoming a doctor was what I really
             human nature. While studying the great novels, short stories, poems, and plays of the world, students develop critical         Studies Dostoevsky’s life, religious views    wanted to do,” she says. Working at a local hospital in the labor and delivery room was
             thinking, research, and writing skills that position them for high achievement.                                                and political ideas as articulated in major   life-changing. “I really fell in love with the women there. Their lives were so tough, but
                                                                                                                                            fictional and non-fictional works, and
                                                                                                                                                                                          they were so warm. I realized I didn’t want to do medicine; I wanted to do international
             Modern Languages                                                                                                               examines his contributions to 19th-
                                                                                                                                                                                          public health” and make a difference on a global scale.
             Along with the thrill of learning to communicate across borders, those students who focus on modern languages at CMC           century debates about Russia’s place in
                                                                                                                                                                                               It was a lofty goal, but one that Greer pursued doggedly. The thing about CMCers,
             are primed for success in fields such as law, international relations, foreign service, and public policy. Languages offered   the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                          she says, is that, “once we have a goal, nothing can stand in our way of getting it.” She
             (at either CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, or Scripps) include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian,
                                                                                                                                            The American Mosaic: Immigration              speaks from personal experience, having recently received a highly coveted fellowship
             and Spanish.
                                                                                                                                            and Ethnicity in the United States            from the National Institutes of Health. “It was
             Philosophy                                                                                                                     Examines how diverse people have              very competitive,” she says. “Hundreds of
             When students study philosophy at CMC, they are exposed to classic texts and fundamental ideals, and grapple with              undergone the process of becoming
                                                                                                                                                                                          students from the best colleges apply every          CMC gave me
             essential and eternal questions. In so doing, they become highly adept at constructing systematic arguments and                Americans, stretching from colonial
                                                                                                                                                                                          year—and only two people are selected!”              the intellectual
             communicating thoughts. Along with their intangible benefits, these skills translate to high scores on graduate school         times to the present, and with a
                                                                                                                                                                                          Post graduation, Greer will be joining NIH’s         and practical
             exams and great potential in careers such as business, public affairs, and law.                                                particular focus on the 19th and 20th
                                                                                                                                                                                          bioethics department, where she will be doing        opportunity to make
             Religious Studies                                                                                                                                                            work on international research ethics, serving       a difference in the
             Endlessly fascinating, the study of religion maps spiritual longing and the traditions and texts that have prolonged,          Literature of the Underground:                as an ethics consultant to doctors in hospitals,     world
             inspired, and provoked through the ages. CMC students examine the historical development of all major religions and            Subterranean Themes Across                    and doing rounds on patients.
                                                                                                                                            Traditions                                                                                         Greer Donley
             their influence on contemporary society.                                                                                                                                          Greer’s phenomenal achievement is, in           Philosophy, with an Ethics Sequence
                                                                                                                                            Analyzes the underground—literal and
                                                                                                                                                                                          her estimation, due in no small part to her          Prairie Village, KS
                                                                                                                                            figurative—in literature across traditions,
                                                                                                                                                                                          undergraduate experience. “CMC was what
                                                                                                                                            including its inherent sub-themes:
                                                                                                                                            claustrophobia and escape, sin and            got me to where I am,” she says. “Not only did they pay for every summer activity that
                                                                                                                                            damnation, and secrecy and subversion.        I did, but I was met with a wave of support from every department and every person
                                                                                                                                                                                          here. CMC gave me the intellectual and practical opportunity to make a difference in the
                                                                                                                                                                                               And that focus on impact, says Greer, is what sets CMC apart. “If you are the type
                                                                                                                                                                                          of person who has big dreams for how to save the world, then the only place for you is
                                                                                                                                                                                          CMC—it is the only place that will keep you accountable and enable you to make those
                                                                                                                                                                                          dreams come true.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sequences and Special Degrees
                                    oll up your sleeves. Take a deep breath.                                                      You bring the potential. We give you possibility. | An exceptional liberal
                                Dive in. | If you are ready to take the plunge, consider our Sequences                            arts education demands an equally exceptional array of academic opportunities. At CMC this isn’t just a belief; it’s
                                and Special Degrees. These options confer the ultimate in flexibility and latitude,               a promise. Check out these distinctive programs and special degrees, and you’ll see what we mean.
                                enhancing your course of study and adding value to your degree. In a global
                                                                                                                                  Sequences                                                       Human Rights Leadership
                                economy where competition is fiercer by the day, our unique offerings—from
                                                                                                                                  Unique to CMC, these are a concentration of courses             Developed in cooperation with the Center for Human
                                concentrations in a key area of emphasis to cross-enrollment at our sister schools to
                                                                                                                                  directed toward a particular career objective or graduate       Rights Leadership, this sequence helps students obtain the
                                accelerated programs and dual degrees—give you a
     CmC SNaPSHOT               competitive edge.
                                                                                                                                  school ambition. Although they are not majors, sequences        knowledge, skills, and moral insight needed to intervene
                                                                                                    For more information          are noted on a graduate’s transcript.                           constructively in a world rife with human rights abuses,

                                   At CMC we provide remarkable opportunities for
                                                                                                    visit                                                                   terrorism, and genocidal conflict. It explores not only the
                                people like you: creative, independent, and practical                                             Financial Economics                                             causes of human rights violations and genocide, but also
                                students eager to chart their own course and make                                                 Designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the     potential solutions.
                                their mark on the world around them. Our Sequences and Special Degrees put you in                 financial sector and/or graduate studies in economics or
                                the driver’s seat, priming you for extraordinary achievement as you pursue graduate               finance, this sequence explores the rapidly evolving and        Special Degrees
                                study and future careers.
            46%                                                                                                                   innovative field of finance. Its rigorous quantitative focus    If you’re ready to fast-track your future, look no further.
54%         FEMALE                 Our focus is on building the next generation of leaders. What better place to start            complements majors in economics, economics-accounting,          Our accelerated programs and dual degrees allow you
 male                           than letting you lead the way as you choose your path and follow your dreams?                     and mathematics.                                                to complement your coursework with studies at another
                                                                                                                                                                                                  highly respected institution, preparing you to hit the ground
                                                                                                                                  Ethics                                                          running as you look to begin your career.
                                                                                                                                  To support the College’s focus on public affairs, CMC offers
                                                                                                                                  an interdisciplinary sequence of courses in ethical theory      1+1 Robert Day Scholars Program
                                                                                                                                  and its application to individual conduct and public policy     Students in their junior year may apply to be Robert
                                                                                                                                  formation. Designed to accompany other majors, this             Day Scholars, with a senior-year curriculum emphasizing
                                                                                                                                  sequence hones critical thinking skills as students explore     economics, finance, accounting, and organizational
                                                                                                                                  the ethical ramifications of issues.                            psychology, along with co-curricular opportunities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  communication workshops. Seniors may then apply for the
                                                                                                                                  Leadership                                                      fifth-year Master of Finance degree, offered through CMC.
                                                                                                                                  This multi-disciplinary program, sponsored through the
                                                                                                                                  psychology department and the Kravis Leadership Institute,      3+2 Management-Engineering
                                                                                                                                  focuses on the nature of leadership. Students address the       This program enables students to earn a BA from CMC in
                                                                                                                                  scientific, philosophical, and literary approaches to the       three years, and a BS from a leading engineering program,
                                                                                                                                  relationship between leaders and followers in political,        such as Columbia University, UC Berkeley, or Stanford
                                                                                                                                  business, and other settings, preparing them for graduate       University, in two additional years.
                                                                                                                                  study and leadership roles in business, consulting, and
                                                                                                                                  government.                                                     3+2 Economics-Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                  This five-year joint CMC/Harvey Mudd College program—
                                                                                                                                  Legal Studies                                                   one of just two such programs in the U.S.—offers a BA
                                                                                                                                  This sequence enables students to supplement majors             in economics from CMC and a BS in engineering from
                                                                                                                                  such as government, history, economics, psychology, or          HMC, providing a strong liberal arts foundation to future
                                                                                                                                  philosophy with courses that study law from a sociological      engineering professionals.
                                                                                                                                  or historical perspective, providing a strong foundation
                                                                                                                                  for the analytical and professional approach taken in the       4+1 MBA Program
                                                                                                                                  nation’s law schools.                                           Offered in conjunction with the Claremont Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                  University’s Drucker School of Management, this program
                                                                                                                                  Computer Science                                                emphasizes corporate internships, and enables students to
                                                                                                                                  Providing a substantial course of study in both the theory      complete their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years.
                                                                                                                                  and practice of computing, this sequence begins with
                                                                                                                                  fundamental concepts and elementary programming and             Accelerated BA/MA Programs
                                                                                                                                  culminates with courses emphasizing both the abstract           With the Claremont Graduate University, CMC offers
                                                                                                                                  principles of computer science and applications using           accelerated BA/MA programs in botany, economics,
                                                                                                                                  modern software development methods and tools.                  government, international relations, management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  computer information systems, mathematics, music, public
                                                                                                                                                                                                  policy studies, psychology, and religion.

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                                       Expanding Opportunity:

                                       The Claremont Consortium

                                                        igorous academics. Personal attention. Intimate
                                                        environment. With some of the best teaching faculty in
                                                       the country and a student population of just 1,200, CMC
                                                        connects you with all the advantages of a small private
                                                        college at the top of its game.     WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:

                                          There is one thing other schools have             “The tone at
                                       that we don’t: limits. As a member of The            Claremont is
                                       Claremont Colleges—a consortium of four              decidedly intellectual
                                                                                            – more so than at
                                       other undergraduate colleges and two                 Stanford or any
                                       graduate institutions, all located within the        other place in the
                                                                                            West…despite their
                                       same one-mile-square enclave—CMC puts
                                                                                            excellence, [The
                                       the full range of academic disciplines and           Claremont Colleges]
                                       intellectual, creative, athletic, and artistic       are among the most
                                                                                            underrated colleges
                                       endeavors at your fingertips. Take an art class      in the nation.”
                                       at Scripps. A computer science course at Harvey – The fiske guide To colleges
                                       Mudd. A theatre workshop at Pomona.
                                          It’s an opportunity you won’t find anywhere else in the United States:
                                       a chance to be part of a warm, vibrant, cohesive community nestled in
                                       the heart of a much larger academic universe. This is the Consortium:
                                       a family of colleges working together to take you as far as your
                                       imagination demands.

     “Fourth Floor of the Honnold
     Library contains many of the
     quiet nooks students prefer in
     order to spread out and study.
     If group projects require a big
     quiet room, keys are available
     at the front desk. Oh yeah, and
     there’s also 2 million books on
     the shelves, just in case you
     might need to look something
     up the old fashioned way.”

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                                  ho says you can’t have it all? | By supplementing your CMC courses                                        When it came to choosing a
                                 with thousands of classes offered across The Claremont Colleges, you can pursue your interest              college, student body president Greg
                                 in a variety of disciplines without losing the focus on leadership that drew you to CMC in the             Gallagher had a number of specific
                                 first place. At CMC we give you all the latitude you need. Just reach out to our sister schools to         requirements. One of them was finding
             construct your course of study in any of these 5-C programs.                                                                   a place that would encourage his
               It’s that easy.                                                                                                              passion for music. “It’s always been very
                                                                                                                                            important to me,” he says. “As a vocalist,
             American Studies                                                Gender and Women’s Studies                                     I wanted it to continue to be part of
             In this multidisciplinary program students learn to think       This intercollegiate program examines the relationship         my life. But CMC doesn’t have a music
             critically and creatively about American culture by             between gender and society throughout history and              department.”
             examining its literature, history, philosophy, government,      across cultures, and analyzes changes taking place in the          At least, that’s what he heard. But
             music, and visual arts.                                         roles of women and men in major social institutions.           when he visited and learned about the
                                                                                                                                            Consortium, he realized the truth: CMC
             Asian American Studies                                          Latin American Studies                                         has two music departments, one at
             This intercollegiate program enables students to examine        Within a Latin American context this program enables           Scripps and the other at Pomona. The
             the historical and contemporary experiences of Asians           students to concentrate in fields such as economics,           experience of studying music at Scripps
             and Pacific Islanders in America through a survey of Asian      history, literature, government, or international relations.   while pursuing his degree at CMC let
             American history, social organization, and culture.                                                                            Greg keep his feet planted in both worlds.
                                                                             Media Studies
                                                                                                                                            “There are plenty of CMC students like
             Black Studies                                                   This intercollegiate program includes theory, analysis, and
                                                                                                                                            me who want to keep music in our lives,”
             Through exploration of the African, African American,           production courses relating to various kinds of media,
                                                                                                                                            he says. “This arrangement allows us to
             and Caribbean experience, the Intercollegiate Department        including film, video, television, print, computers and the
                                                                                                                                            do so.”
             of Black Studies offers a curriculum that crosses disciplines   Internet, and art.
                                                                                                                                                It also laid the groundwork for
             to focus on the cultural, historical, socioeconomic,
                                                                             Music                                                          the next stage of his career: finding
             political, and psychological dimensions of the Black
                                                                             The Joint Music program provides students three                an intersection between his academic
                                                                             ensemble choices (Concert Choir, Chamber Choir,                studies and his love of music. He
             Chicano Studies                                                 and Concert Orchestra), along with courses in music            applied for a McKenna International Grant for summer             There are plenty of CMC
             This program combines a cutting-edge curriculum with            appreciation, music history, and music theory, as well as      internship funding and then approached the head of               students like me who want
             a location at the gateway to Latin America, making The          individualized instrumental or vocal instruction.              Scripps College’s music department. “I’m looking for an          to keep music in our lives.
             Claremont Colleges an ideal place for the study, research,                                                                     opportunity in German-speaking Europe that involves              This arrangement allows us
             interpretation, and investigation of the Chicano/Latino         Art and Art History                                            music administration,” he explained, wanting to put his          to do so.
             experience.                                                     In coordination with Pomona and Scripps Colleges, this         love of German to work. Before he knew it, he was on a
                                                                             program offers courses in studio art and art history,                                                                           Greg Gallagher
                                                                                                                                            plane, heading to a fully funded internship (thanks to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
             Classical Studies                                               as well as sculpture, painting, drawing, photography,          McKenna grant) with a famous classical music festival in         Smithtown, NY
             This program, one of the largest in the nation, offers 25       computer graphics, and other media. The art history            Austria.
             to 30 courses annually in areas such as Latin and Ancient       program takes a global approach, covering the history              Greg spent the summer working in a centuries-
             Greek languages, literature, history, religion, philosophy,     of African, Asian, European, Latin America, and North          old castle, contacting the head of opera houses, top
             art, and archeology.                                            American art.                                                  conductors, and world-renowned music directors from              work I’ve been a part of,” he says. “The opportunity both to
                                                                                                                                            around the globe. “I was inviting people to the festival from    experience the enthusiasm and skill those students brought
             Film Studies                                                    Theatre
                                                                                                                                            San Francisco to Japan,” he says.                                to their work, and to be able to engage with them, talking
             The intercollegiate program in Film Studies emphasizes          Under the direction of the Pomona College Theatre
                                                                                                                                                The experience deepened his interest in pursuing an arts     about the differences between how music operates in our
             the history, theory, and critical assessment of film,           Department, this program enables CMC students to
                                                                                                                                            administration career, and shortly after returning to CMC,       different parts of the world and learning from each other as
             especially in terms of its impact upon, and reflection of,      take theatre courses (including theatre history, acting,
                                                                                                                                            Greg was selected to participate in the prestigious Congress-    a result, was tremendously enlightening.”
             contemporary culture and society.                               directing, and set, lighting, and costume design) and
                                                                                                                                            Bundestag Youth Exchange, a scholarship program jointly              It was the “incredible amount of resources” Greg found
                                                                             participate in major dramatic productions.
                                                                                                                                            funded by the Bureau of Education and Department of              through the Consortium that helped set him on this path,
                                                                                                                                            State, which would enable him to live and work in Germany        and that paved the way for these and other remarkable
                                                                                                                                            after graduation and continue to follow his passion. Based       experiences. “Being part of the Consortium was immensely
             For more information
             visit                                                                                                   in the vibrant cultural capital of Cologne, he enrolled at the   rewarding,” he says. “It really provides you the opportunity
                                                                                                                                            celebrated Cologne Academy of Music, where he studied            to do whatever you want and be whoever you want, if
                                                                                                                                            arts management and sang with a number of the school’s           you’re willing to go out there and find it and commit
                                                                                                                                            premier choirs. “It was some of the best professional            yourself to it.”

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           Each of The Claremont
           Colleges “has its own
           unique style, campus
           tone, and emphasis in
                                                                                                                                                                                S even Schools. One Academic
                                                                                                                                                                                Community | It’s a powerful combination: five
           educating its students,                                                                                                                                              internationally acclaimed colleges, and two extraordinary
           but in combination they                                                                                                                                              graduate schools, joining resources to create a truly
           provide a marvelous                                                                                                                                                  remarkable educational experience. As a CMC student,
           range of learning                                                                                                                                                    cross-enroll at any of The Claremont Colleges…and watch
           opportunities for the                                                                                                                                                the opportunities unfold. The Claremont Colleges shared

           serious student.”– The Hidden                                                                                                                                        resources include:                                                                                                                      “Coming to CMC, I
           Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        didn’t expect it to
                                                                                                                                                                                •	 Five libraries, including Honnold/Mudd Library, the third                                                                            be so easy to cross
                                                                                                                                                                                   largest private academic library in the state of California,                                                                         Consortium lines. I’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                   with more than 2 million volumes                                                                                                     already taken three
                                                                                                                                                                                •	 Over 2,000 courses available to students                                                                                             classes across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5-Cs; it’s simple to do,
                                                                                                                                                                                •	 900 faculty members, 2,400 staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and makes the CMC
                                                                                                                                                                                •	 Over 200 student organizations and clubs                                                                                             community as big or
                                                                                                                                                                                •	 Student Services, including the Asian American Resource                                                                              as small as you want
                                                                                                                                                                                   Center, Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicano/Latino                                                                              it. The Consortium is
                                                                                                                                                                                   Student Affairs Center, Women’s Forum, International                                                                                 really unique, and one
                                                                                                                                                                                   Place, Office of the Chaplains, McAlister Center                                                                                     of the things I love
                                                                                                                                                                                   for Religious Activities, Monsour Counseling and                                                                                     most about CMC.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Queer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mark Munro
                                                                                                                                                                                   Resource Center, Health Education Outreach, and Huntley
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                                       Roll up your sleeves.

                                       Take a deep breath.
                                       Dive in.

                                                    ome colleges make research the exclusive province of
                                                    graduate students. At CMC we’ve formulated a different
                                                    hypothesis: learning by doing is better. Our undergraduates
                                                    become skilled researchers in their own right, pushing
                                                    the boundaries of personal and          WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:

                                       professional discovery. This is a hands-on           Claremont McKenna
                                       education that yields serious results—honing         is the kind of school
                                       your abilities, enhancing your career potential,     that, according to
                                                                                            Barron’s College
                                       and creating knowledge that produces                 Guide, Top 50,“forges
                                       transformative change.                               an evolving tradition,
                                                                                            recruiting students
                                          Research is a critical everyday part of a
                                                                                            who can and want to
                                       CMC education. A mandatory senior thesis             meet the demands
                                       empowers you to design your own research             of a participatory
                                                                                            education – the
                                       project, gathering key data as you prepare to        independent thinkers
                                       publish your findings. An emphasis on student- who also understand
                                       faculty collaboration involves you in new realms how to listen.”
                                       of inquiry, as you work side-by-side with professors running experiments,
                                       leading studies, and sharing results with clients around the globe. High-
                                       level internships challenge you to conduct independent research that
                                       you’ll use as the basis for action recommendations. And then there
                                       are our Research Institutes, where you’ll join your professors in co-
                                       authoring scholarly articles, presenting papers at prestigious international
                                       conferences and testing theories in the marketplace of ideas.
                                          CMC makes the world your personal laboratory.
     High in the Eastern Sierra
     Nevada, CMC students perform
     research at the Mono Basin
     Field Station at the Burger
     Reserve. This living laboratory
     has provided valuable research
     opportunities for the Roberts
     Environmental Center.

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                                                                                                                    Working on voter
                                                                                                                    redistricting maps with
                                                                                                                    Professor Rossum at the
                        orld-class. World-renowned. World-                                                          Rose Institute
                   changing. | CMC’s 10 research institutes lead the nation—and set the standard
                   for excellence—in their respective fields and disciplines. Their cutting-edge work puts the
                   research institutes at the forefront of analysis and discovery in the following areas:

                   H.N. and Frances C. Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children
                   Educates students, scholars, lawmakers, and the community about a wide range of work
                   and family issues.
                   The Center for Human Rights Leadership
                   Explores the causes of genocide and human rights abuses, as well as the policies and
                   processes necessary to oppose them.
                   Financial Economics Institute
                   Furthers education and research in capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance,
                                                                                                                    Participating in the Kravis
                   and corporate governance.
                                                                                                                    Leadership Institute’s
                   Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Study                                          Sophomore Leadership
                   Studies the major forces that have gone into, and are still at work in, the formation of the     Experience
                   modern world, integrating knowledge from the humanities, social sciences, and science.
                   Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies
                   Promotes research, debate, and undergraduate education focused on the challenges and                                           Filling out his college applications, Dan Kan focused on the things that made each school
                   impact of strategy and diplomacy, particularly in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.                                          distinct. He was intent on attending a small liberal arts college, but so many of them seemed to blur
                                                                                                                                                  together. “For me, it came down to what the college had to offer,” he says. “And, in terms of the
                                              Kravis Leadership Institute
 “…each Institute                                                                                                                                 opportunities it provided its students, CMC really stood out.”
                                              Focuses on teaching and research in the areas of leadership,
 generates original                                                                                                 Conducting research with          One such opportunity was CMC’s strong emphasis on undergraduate research—a commitment
                                              entrepreneurism, and organizational effectiveness.
                                                                                                                    the Roberts Environmental     it demonstrated through access to its extraordinary research institutes. It was something Dan took
 research and data
                                              Lowe Institute of Political Economy                                   Center in China’s Wolong      advantage of early on, getting a job with the famed Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) his sophomore
 under the direction
                                              Advances research on contemporary public policy issues,               Panda Reserve                 year. “I started out doing data entry, and all the other things college students love to do to get paid,”
 of faculty members
                                              including globalization, regional economic integration, and                                         he says, and in short order began collaborating with his KLI professors, helping them implement their
 but entirely fueled
                                              international financial instability.                                                                research projects and then assisting with data analysis. By his senior year, he had been promoted to
 by student fellows.”
 – Barron’s college guide, ToP 50             Roberts Environmental Center                                                                        Research Fellow—and was designing studies of his own.
                                             Fosters faculty-student collaboration in the analysis of corporate                                   “For my thesis, I combined admission data with a unique
                   environmental and social transparency and performance and in field biology research.             Touring the world’s           data set from KLI to look at how leadership factors into             You learn a lot
                                                                                                                    financial capital as part     the college admission process,” he explains. For Dan, the
                   Rose Institute of State and Local Government                                                                                                                                                        of things in your
                                                                                                                    of the New York City/         experience drove home the importance of an education
                   Advances knowledge about politics and government, and works to make the political                Wall Street networking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       classes, but the
                                                                                                                                                  rooted in practice. “You learn a lot of things in your classes,      research institutes
                   process more democratic.                                                                         trip with the Financial
                                                                                                                                                  but the research institutes allow you to apply them,” he says.       allow you to apply
                   Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom                                       Economics Institute
                                                                                                                                                  “Learning how to do a study is great, but actually doing one         them.
                   in the Modern World
                                                                                                                                                  was really exciting, and definitely separated my experience”
                   Engages in the study of political philosophy and freedom as they relate to American
                                                                                                                                                  from that of his peers at other colleges.                            Daniel Kan
                   constitutionalism and the founding of the U.S.                                                                                                                                                      Economics and Psychology, with a
                                                                                                                                                      Dan’s time at KLI did more than just bolster his research
                                                                                                                                                  and analytical skills; it helped him manage increasing levels        Sequence in Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Seattle, WA
                                                                                                                                                  of responsibility. The stakes are higher than when “you’re
                                                                                                                                                  just doing schoolwork so you can get a grade,” he says. As
                                                                                                                                                  part of an institute, “you’re a member of a team working closely with your professors on something
                   For more information                                                                                                           that will eventually get published.” That close partnership was also tremendously valuable, because
                   visit                                                                                           it enabled Dan to form cohesive relationships with his professors. “I’ve gotten to know them really
                                                                                                                                                  well,” he says, noting that it’s rare to find the kind of atmosphere CMC offers, where faculty
                                                                                                                    Preparing future
                                                                                                                    generations of leaders
                                                                                                                                                  members “are actually enthusiastic about collaborating and eager to hear your ideas.”
                                                                                                                    through the Berger                Working at KLI, says Dan, “really made me realize what I want to do.” And the lessons he’s
                                                                                                                    Institute’s “Take a Kid to    learned will stay with him well beyond his CMC years. “KLI has changed me personally.”
                                                                                                                    College Day”
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                                                             Introducing the Ath

                                                                            magine sitting down to dinner…with Bono. President Clinton.
                                                                           Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Welcome to CMC’s Marian Miner
                                                                           Cook Athenaeum (the Ath), where extraordinary interactions are
                                                                            just a normal part of the routine. Each night, you’ll join legends
                                                                            and luminaries from politics, science, the media, literature,
                                                                and beyond, who come to the Ath for serious food and sparkling
                                                                    Forget about packed lecture halls. Long rope lines. Impenetrable
                                                                                                security. At the Ath, leading figures from every
                                                       WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
                                                                                                field of human endeavor are at the same table,
                                                       According to one
                                                       CMC student, the                         or just across the room, eager to share their
                                                       Marian Miner Cook                        hard-won wisdom and hear your thoughts
                                                       Athenaeum provides
                                                                                                about issues of the day.
                                                       “a great experience to
                                                       be able to speak with                       Consider the Ath your living room—not
                                                       some of the greatest                     just a place for dinners and dialogue, but also
                                                       minds in the world.” –
                                                       The fiske guide To colleges
                                                                                                one where you’ll find tea and cookies in the
                                                                                                afternoon. Where you’ll
                                                                drop by to sink into your favorite chair and catch up
                                                                on reading, connect with your professors, or spend
                                                                time with friends. It’s a place unlike any other in
                                                                American academe—and it’s waiting for you here at

                     Ath Fellow Ben Fidler waits for
                     his cue to introduce journal-
                     ist Anderson Cooper to the
                     Athenaeum audience. Two Ath                                                                          In addition to the intellectual discourse from
                     Fellows are chosen each year                                                                         nightly guests, CMC students stop by the Ath for
                     to help develop the year-long                                                                        afternoon tea, to skim the newspaper between
                     program and host guests while                                                                        classes in Parent’s Library, or to share a meal in
                     on campus.                                                                                           one of the private dining rooms with classmates
                                                                                                                          and professors.

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                                                                                                                Recent Athenaeum Speakers

                                                                                                                Andrew Sullivan
                                                                                                                blogger, former editor, The New Republic
                       1                            2    3             “My experience at the Athenaeum,
                                                                       as an Ath Fellow, has been the most      William Schulz
                                                                       rewarding part of my time at CMC.        executive director, Amnesty International USA
                                                                       At no other school do you have the
                                                                       opportunity to interact, dine with,      Joseph Wilson IV
                                                                   4   and listen to experts in areas from      former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
                                                                       politics to the arts to business. I
                                                                       view every night as an opportunity       Wendy Kopp
                                                                       to explore; I simply don’t have time,    founder and president, Teach for America
                                                                       in four years, to take all the classes
                                                         6             I’d like to, and I use the Ath as my     Capitol Steps
                                                                       vehicle to learn about a variety of      musical political satire ensemble
                                                                                                                Eric Schlosser
                                                                       Aaron Champagne                          author, Fast Food Nation
                                                                       Madison, WI
                                                                       Economics                                Cynthia Cooper
                                                                                                                former vice president of the internal audit department,
                                                                                                                WorldCom; president, Cynthia Cooper Consulting

                                                    5    7                                                      Patrick Guerriero
                                                                                                                executive director, Log Cabin Republicans
                                                                       “Had it not been for the
                                                                       Athenaeum, I could only have
                                                                                                                W. S. Merwin
                                                                       dreamed about hearing Bono,              Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
                                                                   8   Bill Clinton, and Antonin Scalia.
                                                                       It is just such a remarkable             David Broder
                                                                       opportunity to listen to these           columnist, Washington Post
                                                                       distinguished speakers who
                                                                       have achieved so much in their           Jonathan Rosenberg ’83
                                                                       lives, and who are not only              vice president of product management, Google, Inc
                                                                       inspirational figures, but also
                                                        10             role models for so many of us.”          Moon Joon Chung
                                                                                                                member, South Korea National Assembly; author
                                                                       Marya Husain
                                                                       Karachi, Pakistan
                                                                                                                David Gergen
                                                                       Economics                                director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School
                                                                                                                of Government, Harvard University; author

                                                                                                                David Brooks
                                                                                                                op-ed columnist, The New York Times; senior editor, the
 1 Peggy Noonan             8 Sakena Yacoobi
                                                                       “I have had some of my most              Weekly Standard; author
 2 Wangari Maathai          9 Desmond Tutu
 3 George Will              10 Janet Reno                              educational experiences at the
                                                                       Ath. I spoke with the American           Maureen Dowd
 4 Jackie Joyner-Kersee     11 Mary Fitzpatrick         11        12
                                                                                                                Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times; author
 5 President Bill Clinton   12 Robert Kennedy Jr.                      ambassador to Taiwan during
 6 Newt Gingrich            13 Michael Chertoff                        dinner last year, listened to a
                                                                       panel of rap artists debate poetry       William Dalrymple
 7 Thomas Freidman          14 bell hooks                                                                       author
                                                                       and music, and as part of a CMC
                                                                       Psych class, Professor Murphy
                                                                                                                Codou Diaw
                                                                       asked us go to the Ath to listen to      executive director, Forum for African Women Educationalists
                                                                       CEO Peter Kraus talk about crisis
                                                                       and leadership—the best part was         Shirin Ebadi
                                                                       afterward: we got to meet him            Nobel laureate, founder, Children’s Rights Support Associa-
                                                                       one on one! The Ath is like a class      tion
            For more information                                       outside of a classroom.”
            visit                                                                         Joseph Petrowski
                                                                       Kenley Turville                          president and CEO, Gulf Oil
                                                                       Psychology and International Relations
                                                                       Bountiful, Utah

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                                                             13   14
                                        An Education That

                                        Takes You Places

                                                              ou have big dreams. Grand ambitions. You want to go
                                                              places, and you’re ready to start now. At CMC we take
                                                              you seriously—and we give you an express ticket to your
                                                                  It starts from the moment you arrive. Unpack your bags—
                                             but leave your suitcase close by. Over half of CMC students participate
                                                                                in our semester-long and full-year study-
                                  WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
                                                                                abroad programs, in far-flung locations
                                  “With an eye on                               spanning the globe. Our domestic and
                                  their future in
                                  national and global                           international internships will take you across
                                  leadership positions, the street and around the world, connecting
                                  a significant number
                                                                                you with leading corporations, government
                                  [of CMC students]
                                  study abroad.” – The hidden                   agencies, and nonprofit organizations
                                  ivies: ThirTy colleges of excellence
                                                                                that help you build your resume and
                                                                                your skills. Our incredible internship
                                             semester in Washington, D.C. lets you walk the corridors of
                                             power. And our signature academic travel experiences extend
                                             the classroom well beyond CMC’s borders, as you join your
                                             professors on journeys that will leave you breathless.
                                                 The result: An education that gives you the knowledge,
                                             credibility, and connections to chart your course to an
                                             exceptional future.

                                                                                                                         “Vocal, forward, strong-
Kristen Rice straddles the                                                                                               willed, self-confident
equator in front of a monument                                                                                           students succeed here; it is
called Mitad del Mundo. Rice                                                                                             not a school for the passive.”
studied in Equador and worked                                                                                            – The Hidden Ivies: Thirty
in a hospital providing medical                                                                                          Colleges of Excellence
services to the indigenous

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         Your Global Classroom |

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Study Abroad
                                                              Academic Travel
         Let’s say you’re studying international financial
         markets, and are delving into emerging issues
         facing Asia/Pacific Rim economies. At CMC
         we don’t think it’s enough just to read about
         what’s happening; we think you should see
         it for yourself—and we’ll help you get there,
         taking you to Tokyo and Hong Kong for a first-
         hand look at the region’s bustling financial
              Our innovative academic travel experiences
         translate classroom learning to the real
         world, giving your studies critical depth and
         context. You’ll join CMC professors on short,
         academically-focused excursions throughout
         the U.S. and abroad, from New York to

         Israel, India to the Silicon Valley. Through site                                                                                                                                                                                  e Give You the World |
         visits, high-level meetings, and networking                                                                                                                                                                                          CMC is more than a world-class education
         opportunities, you’ll have a chance to apply                                                                                                                                                                                         in Claremont, California. It’s also studying
         your knowledge and make crucial career                                                                                                                                                                              economics in Buenos Aires. Observing local customs in
         connections.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tibet. Fostering democracy in South Africa. Perfecting
              Merging the theoretical with the practical.                                                                                                                                                                    your Cantonese in Hong Kong. Our international study
         The ivory tower with facts on the ground. It’s                                                                                                                                                                      programs extend the range of your focus, increase
         how we approach education—and it’s the                                                                                                                                                                              the power of your degree…and introduce you to the
         essence of CMC.                                                                                                                                                                                                     opportunity of a lifetime.
                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                    visit                You’ll earn CMC course credit as you immerse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             yourself in the unforgettable sights and sounds of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             foreign cultures and faraway places. With over 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             programs in 54 countries, CMC puts the world in your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hands, providing an astounding number of choices
     Academic travel spans the globe:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tailored to your individual interests and needs. And
     • Germany, Israel, Poland, and Czech Republic to study                                                                                                                                                                  we’re invested in your ability to participate: All CMC
       the Holocaust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             financial aid is transferable to your study-abroad
     •		New York City to network at financial centers
     •		Washington, D.C. to learn about human rights issues                                                                                                                                                                      So, spin the globe and get your passport ready. It’s
                                                                                 Participating in these kinds of                                   the African National Congress to the funeral of
     •		Silicon Valley for technology industry visit                                                                                                                                                                         an experience you’ll never forget.
                                                                                ‘real-life’ activities in an international                         Yusuf Dadoo, a renowned figure in the struggle
     •		Tokyo and Hong Kong to visit financial centers                           context was an absolutely invaluable                              for democracy, where I grieved alongside freedom
     •		Puebla, Mexico for World Model U.N. Conference                           supplement to my CMC education.                                   fighters including President Jacob Zuma. It was a
                                                                                                                                                   politically significant—and emotionally moving—
                                                                                 Andres Angel
                                                                                 International Relations                                           occasion.
                                                                                 Bogotá, Colombia                                                     “Participating in these kinds of ‘real-life’ activities in
                                                                                                                                                   an international context was an absolutely invaluable
                                                                                                                                                   supplement to my CMC education. It is through international
                                                                                “During my first semester junior year, I studied abroad            experience that we are able to develop a comprehensive
                                                                                 in Durban, South Africa, as part of a unique reconciliation and   understanding of our own society and its customs, opportunities,
                                                                                 development program focused on issues of inequality, poverty,     and challenges. Study abroad expanded my horizons. And CMC
                                                                                 and racial, ethnic and gender-based discrimination. It was an     made it possible. They go beyond encouraging study abroad here—
                                                                                 amazing experience, both academically and personally. At one      they actually facilitate the process by finding a program suited to the
                                                                                 point, I accompanied a previously exiled youth leader from        individual needs and ambitions of each student.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Washingtgon Program
                    MC Goes to Washington | A CMC education is all about                                         Picture Yourself                       Office of the U.S. Trade
                       leadership. And leadership is the engine that keeps our nation’s capital
                       humming. That’s why we’ve built the country’s preeminent Washington, D.C.                 During their time in                   U.S. Departments of Agriculture,
                                                                                                                                                        Commerce, Education, Justice, Labor,                                                         Coming to the U.S. to study
          student experience: an internship semester that gives you unparalleled exposure to                     Washington, CMC students
                                                                                                                                                        and State
          influential career opportunities in government and beyond.                                             help shape our nation                                                                                                               was a huge step for Elvia Zazueta.
              Working full-time in fast-paced offices across                                                     and world through their                Mass Media and                                                                               Though she’d attended an American
                                                                                                                 work with influential                  Communications                                                                               high school in Mexico and was familiar
          the city—from the White House to Congress to                                                                                                  ABC News
                                                                         For more information                    organizations including:                                                                                                            with the culture and language, the
          private sector and major media organizations—                                                                                                 CBS News
                                                                         visit                                                                                                                                                idea of leaving home and moving to
          you’ll gain intimate knowledge of life inside the                                                      Advocacy Groups                        C-Span

          Beltway, at the center of the political universe.                                                      Alliance for Justice
                                                                                                                                                        CNN                                                                                          the States for four years was unheard
                                                                                                                 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination      Congressional Quarterly                                                                      of in her community. “I am the first
          By day, you’ll rub elbows with a who’s who of Washington powerbrokers; by night, you’ll
                                                                                                                 League                                 Roll Call
          engage in an intensive course of study with CMC faculty about American politics and                                                                                                                                                        in my family to go away,” she says,
                                                                                                                 American Civil Liberties Union         The Hill
          government, using the insight you’ve acquired from your internship to complete a major                 Amnesty International                  The Weekly Standard                                                                          explaining that, in Mexico, young
                                                                                                                 Center for Responsive Politics                                                                                                      people don’t typically leave their
          research paper.                                                                                        Children’s Defense Fund                Political Parties and                                                                        parents’ home until they are ready to
              It’s a program that’s been going strong for nearly 40 years, allowing us to build the              Council on Environmental Quality
          kind of connections, at the highest levels, that other schools can only dream about. Now               Global Trade Watch                     Obama/Biden ‘08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     get married.
                                                                                                                 International Crisis Group                                                                                                              Facing the unknown was one
          that’s leadership.                                                                                     National Jewish Coalition
                                                                                                                                                        Democratic Congressional Campaign
                                                                                                                                                        Committee                                                                                    thing. But Elvia had another concern
                                                                                                                 People for the American Way
                                                                                                                                                        Democratic National Committee
                                                                                                                 Refugees International                                                                                                              about studying abroad as well: With
                                                                                                                                                        House Republican Conference
                                                                                                                 The Sierra Club                                                                                                                     a passion for Mexican politics and
                                                                                                                                                        House Republican Policy Committee
                                                                                                                                                        Republican National Committee            The Institute was                                   government, would time in the U.S.
                                                                                                                 House Committee on Education in                                                 going to be monitoring                              take her too far from the action?
                                                                                                                                                        Think Tanks
                                                                                                                 the Workforce
                                                                                                                                                        American Enterprise Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Mexican elections,                              And would she be able to apply her
                                                                                                                 House Committee on Small Business
                                                                                                                                                        The Brookings Institution                and I wanted to join in.                            knowledge when she returned home?
                                                                                                                 House Ways and Means Committee
                                                                                                                 Representatives Dick Armey, Richard
                                                                                                                                                        Center for American Progress             I knew I’d get to be in                                 Then she found CMC. “Professor
                                                                                                                 Gephardt, Nancy Pelosi, and others
                                                                                                                                                        Cato Institute                           the middle of the buzz.                             Camp showed me,” she says. “He’s
                                                                                                                                                        Center on Budget and Policy
                                                                                                                 Senate Budget Committee                                                                                                             extremely knowledgeable about
                                                                                                                 Senate Foreign Relations Committee
                                                                                                                                                        Priorities                               Elvia Zazueta
                                                                                                                                                        The Heritage Foundation                  Government and Economics-Accounting                 Mexican politics and confirmed that
                                                                                                                 Senators Spencer Abraham, Norm
                                                                                                                 Coleman, Dianne Feinstein, Patty
                                                                                                                                                        Institute for Policy Studies             Guadalajara, Mexico                                 what I wanted to do was very feasible.
                                                                                                                 Murray, and others                     Woodrow Wilson Center                                                                        I’ve always been a politics nerd. And
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with him as my advisor, I could work
                                                                                                                                                        White House
                                                                                                                 Non-Profit                             Council of Economic Advisers             around the gap between living in the U.S. and being away from Mexican politics, while
                                                                                                                 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
                                                                                                                 Kennedy Center for the Performing
                                                                                                                                                        Office of Communications Research        getting a broader education.”
                                                                                                                                                        Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
                                                                                                                 Arts                                                                                Elvia’s time at CMC has kept her even closer to the Mexican political scene than
                                                                                                                                                        Office of Management and Budget
                                                                                                                 Partners for Livable Communities                                                she ever imagined. As a participant in the Washington, D.C. Internship Semester, she
                                                                                                                                                        Office of Media Affairs
                                                                                                                                                        Office of Political Affairs              worked full-time at the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, housed in
                                                                                                                 Private Sector and
                                                                                                                 Trade Associations                     Office of Presidential Personnel         the Reagan Building, right in the heart of the political happenings. “The Institute was
                                                                                                                 AARP                                   Office of Science and Technology         going to be monitoring the Mexican elections, and I wanted to join in,” she says. “I
                                                                                                                 American Bar Association               Office of Speech Writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 knew I’d get to be in the middle of the buzz.”
                                                                                                                 American Federation of Teachers        Office of the Vice President
                                                                                                                 American Foreign Service Association   Press Office                                 The internship exceeded her wildest dreams. In addition to reviewing Mexican
                                                                                                                 American Red Cross                                                              newspapers and analyzing what each candidate was proposing, she attended top-level
                                                                                                                 D.C. Public Defender Service           International and                        conferences, learning in depth about other parts of the world. “Today, it might be a
                                                                                                                 National Association of Evangelicals   Foreign Policy
                                                                                                                                                        Center for Strategic and International
                                                                                                                                                                                                 talk on Rwanda. Tomorrow, the EU. I met the prime minister of Lebanon, and got to
                                                                                                                 National Audubon Society
                                                                           CmC SNaPSHOT                                                                 Studies                                  talk with influential people in international relations. It was all part of my job.”
                                                                                                                                                        Embassy of Canada                            And then, when the results of the Mexican election became a matter of dispute,
                                                                                             STUDENT POLITICAL

                                                                                                                                                        Embassy of Mexico
                                           FAR LEFT       4%                                                     Federal Departments                                                             she was right there in the mix. “It was amazing,” she recalls. “I was in the middle of
                                                                                                                                                        Korea Economic Institute
                                                                                                                 and Agencies                                                                    history. I got to follow the whole recount and the monitoring process. When the news
                                                                                                                 Board of Governors, Federal Reserve    National Endowment for Democracy
                                           LIBERAL                             31%                                                                      Program on International Policy          would feature analysts and experts on the recount, they were people I had seen and
                                                                                                                 Bureau of Economic Analysis
                                                                                                                                                        Attitudes                                talked with at the Mexico Institute. I knew all these people!”
                              MIDDLE OF THE ROAD                                    37%                          Federal Communications
                                                                                                                                                        United Nations Development
                                                                                                                 Commission                                                                          With a little help from CMC, Elvia was exactly where she wanted to be.
                                     CONSERVATIVE                        24%                                     Federal Election Commission
                                                                                                                                                        Washington Office on Latin America
                                                                                                                 National Endowment for the Arts
                                         FAR RIGHT        4%                                                                                            Women’s Foreign Policy Group

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                                                                                                     No obstacles. Just

                                                                                                     opportunities. | Our

                                                                                                     funded internships provide
                                                                                                     the support you need to take
                                                                                                                                                                          ands-On Experience. Hands Down
                                                                                                     your summer—and your skill
                                                                                                                                                                      Amazing. | You’re on your way to a brilliant career…and a meaningful
                                                                                                     set—to the next level:
                                                                                                                                                                      internship is just the first step. Our outstanding Career Services Center puts you
                                                                                                     Community Service                Human Rights                    on the right path, and helps you find the right fit as you seek out that perfect
                                                                                                     Internship Program               Fellowships                     summer gig.
                                                                                                     This CMC internship program      Under the direction of               CMC’s on-campus recruiting brings dozens of leading agencies and
                                                                                                     provides up to $3,500 each       the Center for Human            corporations, from locations around the world, right here to Claremont, where
                                                                                                     summer for students who          Rights Leadership, these        you’ll network with potential employers and wow them with your interests and
                                                                                                     intern with a domestic           fellowships (up to $3,500)      abilities. And, as a member of the Nationwide Internship Consortium, sharing job
     At CMC so many students seem to stumble upon incredible opportunities as if by                  non-profit organization or       support summer internships      listings with 16 other elite liberal arts colleges nationwide, CMC gives you access
     chance. But as Vanessa Carter knows, it takes more than coincidence to make things              program of their choice.         and research in the field of    to more than 10,000 internship opportunities each year.
     happen. Success in any endeavor requires hard work, being in the right place at the right                                        human rights, particularly
                                                                                                     The Political Education                                               Here’s something else you should know: When it comes to internships, we put
     time, and the kinds of connections CMC fosters.                                                                                  focused on women and
                                                                                                     Fellowship                                                       our money where our mouth is. Offering grants totaling more than $500,000 in
         Vanessa’s own experience bears this out. “It started with a D.C. semester,” she says,                                        children.
                                                                                                     This fellowship offers vital                                     support of stellar summer employment, we make sure the only thing holding you
     and an internship with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group that had her investigating the
                                                                                                     financial assistance of $3,500   Kravis Leadership               back is how quickly you can say “yes” when the offer comes in.
     HIV status of women in Uganda. While there, she met the founder of Student Movement
                                                                                                     to support CMC students’         Institute
     for Real Change, and together they began collaborating to bring education and health                                                                             Past funded internships have included:
                                                                                                     participation in a political     Offering leadership-focused
     services to Mpumalanga, a rural province of eastern South Africa. The field of social                                                                            •	 Non-profit organizations such as: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Susan G.
                                                                                                     campaign.                        internships with partner
     entrepreneurship intrigued Vanessa, and their pilot program would allow her to make a                                                                               Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Ronald
                                                                                                                                      organizations and non-profit
     difference in reducing suffering and alleviating global poverty.                                International Summer
                                                                                                                                      groups, KLI provides support       McDonald House, Make A Wish Foundation, The Sierra Club, Special Olympics
                                                                                                     Internship Program
         In no time, they’d created a framework and identified funding through CMC’s
                                                                                                     Students eager to explore        to students interested          •	 Political campaigns
     extensive network of institutes and
                                                                                                     internship opportunities         in gaining experience in
     fellowships. “CMC is uniquely supportive”                                                                                                                        •	 U.S. State Department
                                                                                                     abroad—particularly in Asia      leadership education and
     of helping students turn plans into realities,       Building relationships                                                      development.                    •	 Human rights organizations
                                                                                                     and the Pacific Rim—are
     Vanessa says. “I received the AnneMerie              with the local people
                                                                                                     eligible for awards ranging                                      •	 Environmental research agencies
     Donoghue Human Rights Fellowship and the             has taught me about                                                         Uoroboros Fellowship
                                                                                                     from $2,500 to $5,000.
     McKenna International Grant—which totaled            the importance                                                              This prestigious program        •	 Leadership organizations such as: The Smithsonian Institute, the NAACP, Pan
     $5,000!”                                             of patience,                               Joint Science                    is designed to support             American Health Organization, the Economic Policy Institute, the Council on
         As the money fell into place, Vanessa’s          cross-cultural                             Department                       six to 10 CMC students             American-Islamic Relations
     ambitions grew. “When we first conceived             understanding, and                         Four grant programs available    pursuing international, life-
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 International opportunities worldwide
     the idea, it was just going to be me in Africa,”     compassion.                                through the Joint Science        transforming experiences
     she remembers. “But then we thought, ‘Why                                                       Department (the Keck             in public, governmental, or
                                                          Vanessa Carter
     not get some other students, too?’” So they                                                     Foundation, Eaton, Rose Hills    non-profit organizations.
                                                          International Relations and
     did, coming up with a group of 20, who               Government                                 Foundation, and NSF-STEP         Funding is budget-based,
     spent the summer in South Africa tutoring            Glendale, AZ                               Grants) provide support of       and includes an additional
     children and providing adult education,                                                         $4,000 to $5,000 for full-time   $1,000 travel grant.
     including computer literacy and Internet                                                        summer research projects
     skills. Their work also included building and renovating local facilities—constructing two      developed by students and
     libraries, clearing a soccer field, and painting two preschools—and educating community         supervised by faculty.
     members about HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy. It was a daunting task, but Vanessa knew             Keck Center for
     she was up to the challenge. “I was project director for the whole program,” she says.          International and
     With her initiative, and CMC’s support, she accomplished what she set out do—and more.          Strategic Studies
          For Vanessa, her time in Africa “was completely life changing.” On a personal              The Keck Center offers
     level, she says, “building relationships with the local people has taught me about the          financial assistance for
     importance of patience, cross-cultural understanding, and compassion.” It also enabled          international learning and       For more information
                                                                                                     work experiences with private    visit
     her to develop critical practical skills she’ll take with her for the rest of her life. “I’ve
     learned how to be a negotiator, a construction manager, a contractor, a professional driver,    corporations, government
     and an accountant,” she says. “The multitude of responsibilities at any given time was          departments, and non-
     usually overwhelming—and always a lot of fun.”                                                  governmental organizations.

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                                             estination: Anywhere | “What’s next?” At CMC we know you’re not                                                                                                              An All-Star
                                              just signing up for an education; you’re looking for a future. And that’s what we deliver:                                                                                  Lineup | Who recruits
                                              the opportunity to open any door—and the knowledge, skills, and training to walk right                                                                                      at CMC? Only some of the
                                              through.                                                                                                                                                                    best organizations in America.
                                 Getting you ready to make that next great leap is what we’re all about. We’re with you every step                                                                                        Our vigorous employment
                             of the way, from career counseling to graduate school advising to on-campus recruiting. Our resources                                                                                        program gives you an inside
                             are nothing short of extraordinary. And our results tell you everything you need to know. More than 70                                                                                       track, assisting you through
                             percent of all CMC alumni pursue a law, MBA, medical, or other graduate degree within five years of                                                                                          resume drops, on-campus
                             graduating…usually at their top-choice school. And, by January 1, when other schools’ recruiting efforts                                                                                     interviews, and comprehensive
                             are just getting going, about half of all CMC seniors have already accepted highly coveted positions—                                                                                        alumni mentoring. Welcome
                             even in a tough market.                                                                                                                                                                      to the major leagues.
                                 One thing is for sure: a CMC degree takes you places. Exactly where is up to you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Recent On-Campus Recruiters

                                  CmC SNaPSHOT                                                                                                                                                                            Analysis Group                    Lifetime Television
                                                     ETHNIC GROUPS

 19% Asian-American/                                                                                                                       After graduating from CMC this spring, Jordan Stewart is                       Bain & Company                    Manhattan Institute for Policy
     Pacific Islander                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Boeing Company                Research
                                                                                                                                           thrilled to be starting a full-time position with Deloitte Consulting—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Boston Consulting Group       McKinsey & Company
 15% Latino
                                                                                                                                           and she couldn’t be more grateful for the career resources she found           Capital Fellows Program           Mercer
                                                                                                                                           at CMC. “The Career Services Center does a remarkable job of helping           The Capital Group Companies       Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cascade Investments               Morgan Stanley
                                                                                                                                           CMC students market themselves and their activities to be competitive
7% African-American                                                                                                                                                                                                       Central Intelligence Agency       NBC Universal
                                                                                                                                           in today’s economy,” she says.                                                 Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.    NERA Economic Consulting
                                                                                                                                               The support started when she sought assistance finding an                  Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP       Northrop Grumman
     7% Other and                                                                                                                          internship during her junior year. “The Career Services Center helped          Credit Suisse                     Peace Corps
        Decline to State                                                                                                                                                                                                  DaVita                            Piper Jaffray & Co.
                                                                                                                                           me a lot with the process, looking over my resume and cover letters            Deloitte & Touche LLP             PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
           <1% Native American/     51% White                                                                                              and working with me to improve them,” Jordan says. “They also made             Deloitte Consulting               Prudential Financial
               Alaska Native                                                                                                                                                            it extremely easy to apply:       DreamWorks Animation              Qualcomm, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Drug Enforcement                  Securities & Exchange
                                                                                                                                           The Career                                   I just uploaded my cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Administration                    Commission
                                                                                                                                           Services Center                              letter and resume, and then       Ernst & Young LLP                 Sony Pictures

                                                                                                                                           does a remarkable                            Deloitte contacted me!”           Fund for Public Interest          Southern California Edison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Research                          Standard & Poor’s
                                                                                                                                           job of helping CMC                                Jordan got the internship,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gallagher Benefit Services        Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
     “After graduating from CMC, I went                                                                                                                                                 spending the following
                                                                                                                                           students market                                                                Goldman Sachs & Co.               Teach for America
      to law school. I’m currently on a Fulbright                                                                                                                                       summer as a Human
                                                                                                                                           themselves and                                                                 Google                            Towers Perrin
      Scholarship in northern Spain, teaching English                                                                                                                                   Capital Summer Scholar. “I        Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.        UBS Investment Bank
                                                                                                                                           their activities to                                                            Houlihan Lokey                    U.S. Department of State
      and helping launch a Model United Nations                                                                                                                                         loved working for Deloitte
                                                                                                                                           be competitive in                                                              IDS Real Estate Group             Walt Disney Imagineering
      program. My years at CMC were some of the                                                                                                                                         and grew a lot from the
                                                                                                                                           today’s economy.                                                               Infosys Technologies Ltd.         Warner Bros.
      most important in my development, and the                                                                                                                                         experience—improving              Japanese Exchange Teaching        Wells Fargo Bank
      amazing experiences I had there—academic,                                                                                            Jordan Stewart                                                                 Program                           Western Asset Management
                                                                                                                                                                                        my professional skills
                                   personal, and                                                                                           Philosophy, Politics and                                                       Jet Propulsion Laboratory         Company
                                                                                                                                           Economics (PPE)                              and learning about the            JPMorgan Chase                    Yahoo! Inc.
Olivia Gonzalez                    extracurricular—tie                                                                                                                                  importance of the people          KPMG LLP
                                                                                                                                           Minnetonka, MN
Government and Spanish             directly into my work                                                                                                                                side of business.”
Seattle, WA                        now. It was actually                                                                                                                                      When she returns to
                                   one of my CMC                                                                                           Deloitte to take on her new full-time position as a human capital
      professors who encouraged me to apply for the                                                                                        analyst, Jordan will be on familiar ground. “I’ll be doing similar
      Fulbright. And it was Professor Edward Haley                                                                                         activities to what I did during my internship, focusing on change
      who taught me the importance of being able                                                                                           leadership, training, communications, and knowledge management,”
      to communicate with people and of nailing                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information
                                                                                                                                           she says. And, with a CMC degree under her belt, she’ll be ready to                  visit
      down your ideas into concrete ones that people                                                                                       handle any challenges she finds there. “CMC prepared me very well.”
      can understand. I never imagined the things I
      was learning in my CMC classes would be so
      relevant later on; it’s pretty special.”

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Getting Into
Grad School |                         It was as a high school student in Hawaii that Erin Liu first took an interest in medicine,
Your first stop is CMC—               shadowing a physician as part of the school’s Career Day program and volunteering in the pediatric
and your next stop, the               unit of a local hospital. “For as long as I can remember, my main goal in life has been to make a
graduate school of your               positive difference in people’s lives, especially those people less fortunate than I,” she says. But
choice. We’ve helped place            it wasn’t until her junior year at CMC that she actually decided to pursue medicine as a career.
students in the following             “I really solidified my desire after I studied abroad in Switzerland and spent the winter break
top-tier programs:                    volunteering in Hawaii at a health clinic that served underprivileged populations.”
Law Schools
                                          Erin’s time in Geneva was particularly significant. As part of an independent study project on
Columbia University                   access to medicine in developing countries, she met with doctors working for the international
Harvard University                                                                                 aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres, who
New York University                                                                                shared “heart-wrenching yet inspirational
Stanford University                   I spent my last week in                                      stories about treating patients in war-
University of Chicago
                                      Ghana learning about                                         torn, developing nations.” Erin decided it
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
                                      maternal healthcare                                          “was one thing to hear about their work,
Yale University                       delivery. I stayed with a                                    and another thing to experience it for
Medical Schools
                                      midwife in Asuofua, a small                                  myself,” and she applied for a McKenna
Columbia University                   rural village six hours north International Grant to volunteer in Ghana.
Duke University                       of Accra. I observed as she                                      She was there for two months,
Harvard University                    did prenatal checkups and                                    and spent the bulk of it working at
Johns Hopkins University              delivered babies. Then, at 3                                 the country’s main teaching hospital.
Stanford University
                                      am on a Sunday morning, I                                    “I worked five days a week,” she says,
University of California,
San Francisco
                                      single-handedly delivered a “attending daily department meetings,
University of Pennsylvania
                                      healthy baby girl!                                           going on morning rounds with local
Washington University in St. Louis    Erin Liu                                                     medical students, and scrubbing in on
                                      Biology and Economics                                        whatever surgeries were happening that
Business Schools
Columbia University
                                      Honolulu, HI                                                 day.” The experience, Erin recalls, was
Duke University                                                                                    incredible: “I spent my last week in Ghana
Harvard University                    learning about maternal healthcare delivery. I stayed with a midwife in Asuofua, a small rural village
Northwestern University               six hours north of Accra. I observed as she did prenatal checkups and delivered babies. Then, at
Stanford University
                                      3 am on a Sunday morning, I single-handedly delivered a healthy baby girl! I felt so blessed to
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
                                      have been able to help this young mother, and I will never forget the moment when the baby first
University of Pennsylvania            opened her eyes and started crying when she saw my face.”
                                          None of this, says Erin, would have been possible without CMC’s support—support that was
Graduate Programs
Cornell University                    also critical to her ability to spend the previous summer doing clinical research on HIV/AIDS in
Duke University                       Hawaii. “CMC’s summer internship program is incredible, and gave me the experiences I needed to
Harvard University (John F. Kennedy   determine if medicine was the right path for me,” she says. “It also strengthened my application”
School of Government)
                                      to medical school. And, when she receives her diploma this spring, medical school is exactly where
Johns Hopkins University
(Bloomberg School of Public           Erin is heading: She’s been admitted to her dream school—the University of Hawaii’s John Burns
Health)                               School of Medicine—and looks forward to returning home to be closer to her family.
New York University (Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public
                                          Erin hasn’t yet settled on the type of medicine she plans to practice but, as she begins to
Service)                              contemplate her area of specialty, there is one thing she is sure of: She will continue to find ways to
Northwestern University (Medill       use her knowledge and skills on behalf of the marginalized and underserved. It is a commitment,
School of Journalism)
                                      she says, that CMC fosters. “CMC is definitely a place to come to if you want to make a difference
University of California,
Los Angeles (School of Theater,       in the world, whether it’s in healthcare, education, or social entrepreneurship. We are highly
Film, and Television)                 encouraged to think outside of the box to come up with innovative solutions to the world’s
University of Cambridge
                                      problems. At CMC, I have come to believe that with a little initiative, creativity, and hard work,
University of Chicago
                                      anything is possible.”
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
(School of Policy, Planning, and
Yale University

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                        Come Home to CMC

                                                                                                                                           Student Life
                                             uestion: What do you get when you cross one of the
                                             nation’s premier liberal arts colleges with one of the
                                             most vibrant, diverse, and exciting regions on the

                                                        nswer: An unrivaled educational experience that
                                                        offers you more than you ever imagined.
                                                           It’s the location. Soak up the sights of Southern
                                                        California—a mecca of arts, theater, music, and
                       culture. Hit the slopes, chill on the beach, or ride your bike on a mountain
                       trail. Head to Hollywood; explore Beverly Hills; cruise up the coast and
                     WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
                                                              take in the most spectacular sunset. Add a few
                       “…the emphasis                         hundred days each year of sunshine and soft
                     is decidedly more                        breezes, and you’re ready to go.
                                activist than                    It’s the community. The people here are truly
                                students are                  without equal: smart and ambitious; warm
                       encouraged to…                         and engaging; driven to work and have fun. At
                              develop their
                                  leadership CMC your best friends are also your colleagues,
                                   potential.” teammates, confidants,
                             – choosing The righT college
                                                              and career advisors.
                                                              And more than 98% of
                       students live on campus, which means that good
                       company is never far away.
                           It’s you. With your talent, achievements, and

                                                                                       CMC students are active in the classroom and
                                                                                       out, participating in club and intramural sports,
                                                                                       as well as utilizing our fitness facilities for
                                                                                       personal recreation – everything from pick-up
                                                                                       basketball to rock climbing on our practice wall.

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         Every Day an Adventure | At CMC
         Southern California is your personal playground. And
         with such close proximity to L.A., you’ll have access
         to an extraordinary range of cultural (and culinary!)       WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:

         opportunities. Highly recommended offerings include:        “CMC consistently
                                                                     churns out
         •	 The otherworldly gardens of the Huntington Library       ‘pragmatic,
         •	 A night of music under the stars at the Hollywood        marketable’
            Bowl                                                     grads who ‘will be
         •	 Hiking at Joshua Tree National Park
                                                                     leaders in the next
         •	 First-class views—and world-class art—at the             The PrinceTon review’s The BesT 366 Colleges
            stunning J. Paul Getty Center
         •	 Lunchtime at the historic Farmer’s Market
         •	 Skiing the slopes of Mount Baldy
         •	 Orchestra seats at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre
         •	 Hitting the links on Palm Springs’ famous golf courses
         •	 Fish and chips at the Santa Monica Pier                                                                 Yes, academics are important, admits Kenisha Marks.
                                                                                                                    Choosing a school to challenge you intellectually is vital. And, as her
            Then there are the region’s countless festivals and                                                     cutting-edge research in neuropsychology and neuropharmacology
         out-of-the-way boutiques and cantinas…year-round, and                                                      makes clear, she’s
         awaiting your discovery.                                                                                   no slouch in the
                                                                                                                    intellectual realm.         Kenisha Marks
                                                                                                                        But at the same         Neuroscience and Government
                                                                                                                    time, when she was          Reston, VA
                                                                                                                    looking for colleges,
                                                                                                                    Kenisha was also concerned about lifestyle. She remembers it
                                                                                                                    clearly: a warm, beautiful day in March. She’d come from the East
                                                                                                                    Coast to check out California schools. “There were more than
                                                                                                                    two feet of snow on the ground at home,” she recalls. What she
                                                                                                                    found at CMC amazed her. “People were out on the grass, many
                                                                                                                    wearing shorts and flip flops,” she explains. Some were playing
                                                                                                                    Frisbee and goofing off, while others nestled on the lawn, reading
                                                                                                                    and studying. This was the balance she was looking for. “I knew I’d
                                                                                                                    found my home.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                          he Sporting Life | Athletics at CMC are vigorous. Inclusive. And

                                                                                                                                                                                           a key component of the CMC experience. If you’re not on one of our 21 men’s
                                                                                                                                                                                           and women’s NCAA intercollegiate teams or nine club teams, you’ll probably find
                                                                                                                                                                                           yourself crowding the bleachers to cheer on your friends. Sports here are as social
                                                                                                                                                                             as they are competitive—and a big part of everyday life.
           Athletics @ CMC
                                                                                                                                                                                 With some of the best athletics facilities of any small private college in the country, it’s
           Stags                        5-College                                                                                                                            hard not to get involved, whether it’s working out in the gym or playing a pickup game on
           Men’s Varsity Teams          Club Teams                                                                                                                           the basketball court. Our extensive club and intramural programs let you stay in shape while
           Baseball                     Ballroom Dancing                                                                                                                     enjoying the camaraderie of team sports like rugby and Ultimate Frisbee. And our hotly-
           Basketball                   Crew/Rowing                                                                                                                          contested dorm-against-dorm competitions help satisfy the competitive zeal that CMC students
           Cross Country                Cycling                                                                                                                              bring to everything they do.
           Football                     Men’s Lacrosse                                                                                                                           And, when it comes to NCAA competition, we’re right in the hunt. NCAA Division III
           Golf                         Men’s Rugby                                                                                                                          teams fielded under the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps banner regularly bring home national
           Soccer                       Men’s Volleyball                                                                                                                     championships. Our men’s and women’s teams play at the top of their game, putting CMC on
           Swimming/Diving              Ultimate Frisbee
                                                                                                                                                                             the map as a destination for talented athletes who lead the way in every arena.
           Tennis                       Women’s Rugby
           Track & Field                Women’s Field Hockey
           Water Polo
           Athenas                      Inner-Tube Water Polo
           Women’s Varsity              Softball
           Teams                        Bowling
                                        Billiards                                      Chris Reina is a study in quiet intensity—a runner who spends
           Cross Country
                                        Table Tennis                                   countless hours practicing, pacing himself, and finding peace in the rhythm
                                        Flag Football                                  of his feet. But scratch beneath the surface of that outward calm, and you
                                        Scrabble                                       get a sense of the things that drive him: a love of track, and a passion for his
                                        Volleyball                                     coursework in psychology. As Chris explains it, the ability to balance his athletic
                                        3-3 Basketball                                 and academic interests was a critical factor in his decision to bypass the Ivy
                                        Indoor Floor Hockey                            League and other top-ranked liberal arts schools in favor of CMC.
                                        Twister                                            “I wanted to concentrate on academics, but track is an important outlet
           Track & Field
           Volleyball                                                                  for me as well,” he says. And CMC takes track seriously, “but they’re not so
           Water Polo                                                                  intense about it that I couldn’t focus on my studies.” Had Chris taken up the
                                                                                       offers to attend Division I schools,
                                                                                       he believes he’d feel “owned”
                                                                                       by their athletics department.          We’ve won our
                                             CmC SNaPSHOT                              Ultimately, he says, “I wanted a        conference 18 years
                                                                                                                               in a row, which is the
                                                                   GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN

                                                  9% New England                       greater emphasis on academics
                    11% Northwest
                                     9% Midwest
                                                                                       than athletics.”                        longest record in
                                                                                           Meeting Coach Goldhammer            school history.
                                                                                       was another critical factor in his
                                                                                                                               Chris Reina
                                                                                       decision. Chris liked his coaching      Psychology, with a Leadership
34% California
                                                                                       style, and knew he would                Sequence
                                                                                       improve as an athlete training          Escondido, CA
                                                                                       under Coach Goldhammer’s
                    8% Southwest
       2% Hawaii                                                                       direction. “He runs our program like it’s a Division I or II school. We have fun,
                              3% Mid-South   2% Southeast
                                                                                       but we also work extremely hard, and we’re very competitive.”
                 12% International                   10% Mid-Atlantic                      So competitive, in fact, that they’ve won their conference every year Chris
                                                                                       has been running with the team. “Actually,” he clarifies, “we’ve won our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For more information
                                                                                       conference 18 years in a row, which is the longest record in school history.”
                                                                                       He squares his shoulders with a touch of pride. “We’re hoping to do it again
                                                                                       this year.”

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         J                                                                                                                                                                           O

           oin It. Start It. Lead It. Student                                                                                                                                           rientation in the
         Clubs at CMC | Get ready to get busy. At CMC                                                                                          “As the W.O.A.! co-director, I        Outdoors? W.O.A.! | Get a jump-start
         you’ll join fellow students from all walks of life, representing                                                                      help provide a welcoming              on the CMC experience. Your journey begins even
         an incredible diversity of interests and opinions. This place is                                                                      atmosphere to incoming                before the first day of classes with W.O.A.!, our four-
         a community of doers—active, engaged, and passionate men                                                                              freshmen and transfers.               day wilderness orientation adventure. If you’re among
         and women eager to get involved and make a difference on                                                                              Not only do we give students          the 60% of CMC freshmen who participate, you’ll not
         campus and around the globe.                                                                                                          the opportunity to form               only explore the corner of California that intrigues you
             You’ll find everything you need right here. Our student                                                                           relationships with their              most, but you’ll also meet fellow students with common
         organizations help you create the kind of social, political, and                                                                      peers, but after the trips we         interests and start building your CMC community. It’s
         cultural life that makes your CMC experience complete. The                                                                            continually maintain those            the perfect introduction to your new college life, and a
         categories are endless, and offer something for everyone:                                                                             connections. This is so               great way to learn about your peers—and yourself.
         Political junkies. Music fans. Theatre lovers. Outdoors                                                                               important, because college                Of course, “wilderness” can sound a little bit
         enthusiasts. Sports nuts. Media moguls. Finance gurus.                                                                                is about the transition to            daunting. But you’ll find that W.O.A.! interprets it
         Debating experts. Dance pros. With over 200 clubs across the                                                                          the real world, and having            broadly, giving you access to a world’s worth of outdoor
         5-Cs, the list goes on and on.                                                                                                        a social life is a critical part      excursion opportunities. You’ll choose from a wide range
             Don’t see what you’re looking for? Put together a proposal                                                                        of this move.”                        of exciting adventures, including camping, canoeing,
         and create it yourself. Around here, leadership is not just an                                                                                                              backpacking and surfing at:
                                                                                                                                               AJ Harris
         abstract idea. It’s the CMC way.                                                                                                      Economics-Accounting and Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Yosemite National Park
                                                                                                                                               Atlanta, GA
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Sequoia/King’s Canyon National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	 San Onofre State Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Colorado River

                                                                            “After taking a theatre class as an elective, I decided                                                  •	 Grand Canyon
                                                                             to audition for the 5-C production of Zoot Suit. Seeing as                                              •	 Mammoth Lakes
                                                                             how I had zero experience in acting and was competing
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Zion National Park
                                                                             with theatre majors, I
                                                                             hoped I would at least                                                                                  •	 Pismo Beach
                                                                             get a small role. To my       Elias Rangel
                                                                             ecstatic surprise, not only Management-Engineering and
                                                                             did I get a part, but I was Economics
                                                                                                           Montebello, CA
                                                                             cast in the lead role. The
                                                                             production broke all box
                                                                             office records, and played to a sold-out audience every night.
                                                                             It was so well received that the theatre department decided
                                                                             to host a revival show in the spring. Participating in the play
                                                                             was an exhilarating, enriching experience that I will never
                                                                                “CMC’s liberal arts focus, and unique arrangement as part
                                                                             of the Consortium, allows students to take part in activities
                                                                             that are unique to the CMC experience. I don’t think I would
                                                                             have had an opportunity like this anywhere else.”

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                                                                                                                                                 Student to                         Major Major                       Economics-Government                 Literature

          At a glance | A more in-depth look at items from the introduction                                                                      Faculty Ratio:                     Options                           Economics-History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Economics-International Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Literature-Chicano Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Literature-Film Studies

                                                                                                                                                 8 to1
                                                                                                                                                                                    We’re a small school with         Economics-Literature                 Literature-Government
                                                                                                                                                                                    virtually limitless academic      Economics-Mathematics                Literature-Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                    options.                          Economics-Philosophy                 Literature-Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                       Because we’re part of          Economics-Psychology                 Literature-Studio Art
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Claremont Colleges,           Economics-Spanish                    Literature-Theatre
       Admission                                                                                                                                                                    CMC offers one of the most        Economics-Women’s Studies            Literature-Women’s Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                    comprehensive academic            Economics/Accounting
       CMC is highly selective, with   85%                                                                 Location
                                                                                                           Claremont, California: comfortable,            Average                   programs in the nation—and        Economics/Accounting-Chicano
       of the freshman class graduating in
       the top 10% of their high
                                                                                                           secure college town of 35,000,               class size:                 gives you the freedom to
                                                                                                                                                                                    pursue a course of study that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mathematics-Computer Science

                                                                                                           nestled at the foot of the San
       school class, and 95% in the top fifth.                                                             Gabriel Mountains.
                                                                                                                                                                                    is personally fulfilling and      Economics/Accounting-History         Mathematics-Government
                                                                                                                                                                                    academically complete.            Economics/Accounting-Legal           Mathematics-Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Studies                              Mathematics-Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                       You won’t feel stifled
                                                                                                           35 miles east of                            85% of classes have fewer                                      Economics/Accounting-                Media Studies
                     50% of the class
       SAT range for the middle                                                                            downtown Los Angeles.                                 than 20 students
                                                                                                                                                                                    intellectually. You’ll feel       Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Molecular Biology
       of 2013 is 1950-2250.
                                                                                                                                                                                    empowered.                        Economics/Accounting-Music
                                                                     Expenses                                                                                                          Just take a look at some                                            Neuroscience
                                                                                                           An hour to California’s great

                                                                                                                                                                                    of the single, dual, double       Psychology
                                                                     Tuition & fees, 2009-2010:            beaches…an hour to our                                                                                     Environment, Economics &             Organismal Biology and Ecology
                                                                                                                                                                                    and interdisciplinary majors
       Extracurricular participation and                             $38,510                               fascinating deserts…and minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                    pursued by CMCers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Politics (EEP)

                                                                                                           from some of the region’s best        of full-time                       past few years. Whether they      French                               Philosophy-Art

       experience                                                    Room & board, 2009-2010:
                                                                                                           mountain ski resorts.
                                                                                                                                                 hold doctorate or                  took every course at CMC or       French-Economics/Accounting          Philosophy-Film Studies

       weigh heavily in admission decisions.                         $12,525                                                                     terminal degrees.                  combined CMC classes with         French-Government                    Philosophy & Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Philosophy, Politics & Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                    those at the other Claremont      German-Economics                     (PPE)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Colleges, they fashioned an       Government                           PPE-International Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                    education that was uniquely       Government-Art                       Physics

                                                                                                                                                                                    their own. Read on…you’ll         Government-Chicano Studies           Psychology
                                           Financial aid                                                                                                                            see what we mean.                 Government-Chinese                   Psychology-Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Government-Economics                 Psychology-Biology
                                           Admission is completely     need-blind.
       of cMcers
                                                                                                                                                                                    American Studies                  Government-Film Studies              Psychology-Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                    Art-Economics                     Government-French                    Psychology-Economics/

       live on                             CMC has a no-packaged-loan policy.                                                                                                       Art-Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                    Asian Studies-Economics

       campus                              58% of CMC students receive grants, loans, or
                                           other forms of student aid.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Asian Studies-Literature          Government-Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology                           Government-Psychology                Psychology-Legal Studies
                                                100% of
                                           CMC meets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Government-Religious Studies         Psychology-Literature
       Choose from over
                                           financial need. The average
                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology-Government                History
                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology-International Relations   History-Economics
                                           financial aid package in 2008-2009 was $30,600.                                                                                                                                                                 Psychology-Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology-Legal Studies             History-Government
       student clubs and                   The Seaver Leadership Scholarship awards      full-                                                                                      Biology-Literature                History-International Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      History-Legal Studies                Religious Studies
       organizations.                      tuition merit                       scholarships to four
                                                                                                                                                                                    Black Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      History-Literature                   Religious Studies-Media Studies
                                           freshmen per year.                                                                                                                       Chemistry                         History-Philosophy
                                                                                                      Enrollment                                 PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS             Chemistry-Biology                 History-Russian
                                                                                                                                                 WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS
                                           The Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship awards full-
                                                                                                      1,200 undergraduates in 2008;                                                 Chemistry-Economics                                                    Russian-International Relations

                                           tuition scholarships to   10 freshmen                                                                 NOT ENGLISH                        Chemistry-Literature              International Relations

                                           per year.                                                  54% men and 46% women;                                                        Chemistry-Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                    Classical Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Relations-Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Relations-Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Science & Management
                                                                                                      37% minority and 12% international;                                                                             International Relations-French       Spanish-Economics/Accounting
For more information                       The McKenna Achievement Award merit scholarship                                                                                          Economics
                                                                                                      from 45 states and 32 foreign countries.                                                                        International Relations-History      Spanish-Government
                                           provides    $10,000 to 15 freshmen per year.                                                                                             Economics-Asian Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                    Economics-Black Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Relations-Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Relations-Literature   Theatre-Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                    Economics-Computer Science        International Relations-Physics      Theatre-Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                    Economics-Engineering             International Relations-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Women’s Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                    Economics-French                  Psychology

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                    Is CMC the Place for You?                                                                             A Word on Financial Aid

     How to Apply
                    Then You Should Apply!                                                                                CMC’s substantial endowment allows the College to be need-blind in            For more information
                                                                                                                          our admission policy, to meet the full need of all our students, and to       about CMC’s financial aid
                    The process: Freshman candidates should submit the Common                                             be relatively generous is the ways that need is met.                          policies, please
                    Application, as well as CMC’s Supplement. CMC is an exclusive                                             •	 58% of CMC’s students receive financial assistance.                    email or call the
                    user of the Common App, and does not have its own application.                                            •	 A large portion of the aid is need-based.                              Financial Aid Office at
                        The Admission Committee expects you to have taken the                                                 •	 CMC has a no-packaged-loan policy, meaning that grants are             (909) 621-8356 or
                    following: four years of English; three (preferably four) years of                                           substantially higher to replace loan amounts.                
                    mathematics; at least three years of a foreign language; at least                                         •	 There are also merit scholarships.
                    one year of history; at least two years of science (prospective                                           •	 The average aid award in 2008-2009 was $30,600.
                                                                                          Yearly Costs for
                    science majors should have taken at least chemistry and physics).                                         •	 Students who receive financial aid come from very diverse
                                                                                          2009-2010                                                                                                     2009 Average Financial Aid
                        Last year, CMC received 4,276 applications for a freshman class                                          socio-economic backgrounds.
                                                                                          Tuition and Fees      $38,510                                                                                 Award Statistics for All Students
                    of 280. We admitted just over 16%, which makes us one of the
                    most selective liberal arts colleges in the country.                  Room Charge            $6,470
                                                                                                                          Applying for Financial Aid                                                                         51%
                        So, what are we looking for?                                      Board                  $6,055   All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student                                Will Have CMC Scholarships/Grants
                                                                                          Comprehensive Fee     $51,035   Aid (FAFSA). CMC’s federal code number is 001170. This form may be
                    The decision: In reviewing each application, the CMC Admission        Personal Expenses &             completed online at                                                              42%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Will Have No Financial Aid
                    Committee considers the whole person. There is no formula for         Books (estimated)      $2,000
                    success. Your high school record is the most important aspect of                                      All students who wish to be considered for institutional aid must also
                    your application, but we also give very strong consideration to       Total                 $53,035   complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE form, available online at                                   7%
                    your extracurricular activities, essays, letters of recommendation,                          CMC’s CSS code number is 4054.                                               Will Have Merit Awards
                    and standardized test scores (we require the SAT or ACT; SAT
                    subject tests are optional for all but homeschooled students).                                        Financial Aid Programs
                        You’ve read about some of our current students and recent         Average Financial Aid           Need-Based Financial Aid
                    graduates. They have different backgrounds, talents, and interests.   Award Statistics                CMC coordinates a comprehensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and student
                    And, yes, when they were applying, they had different SAT scores      Cost of Attendance    $53,500   employment with funds from its own resources, federal and state governments, and other
                    and GPAs. But they all share something crucial in common: a                                           sources. The majority of these funds are awarded based on financial need, which is evaluated
                                                                                          Total Financial Aid    36,200
                    passion for learning, and a commitment to the CMC community.                                          based on completion of both the FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE.
                                                                                          Cost to Family         17,300
                    They’re eager to get involved, and not afraid to go their own way.
                                                                                          Grant per Student      34,900   Academic Scholarships for Freshmen
                    That’s what we want: People who will make CMC a better, more
                    vibrant, and more interesting place to learn. Does that describe      Loan                       0    CMC awards four Seaver Leadership Scholarship full-tuition scholarships and 15 McKenna
                    you? Then you should apply!                                           Employment at CMC       1,300   Achievement Award $10,000 scholarships each year to students who have demonstrated
                                                                                                                          outstanding academic and personal achievement. These merit scholarships are renewable for
                    Note for Transfer Candidates: We’re looking for the                                                   four years.
                    same kind of students in our transfer applicant pool. However,
                                                                                          Application                     Interdisciplinary Science Scholarships
                    we need some different information. Transfer candidates                                               A $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allows CMC to award 10 full-
                    should submit the Common Application version of the Transfer                                          tuition scholarships to students who will dual or double major in a science subject and a non-
                    Application. In addition, they should submit the CMC Common           Early Decision I:
                                                                                          November 15                     science subject. These scholarships also have a financial need component.
                    Application Supplement for Transfer Admission. You may transfer
                    as a sophomore or junior for the spring or fall semesters. The        Early Decision II:              National Merit Scholarships
                                                                                          January 2                       Claremont McKenna College sponsors many National Merit Scholars, and makes awards of
                    application deadline is November 1 for the spring and April 1
                    for the fall.                                                         Regular Decision:               $1,000 or $2,000 based on the guidelines of the National Merit Scholarship Program.
                                                                                          January 2
                                                                                                                          CMC participates in the Army ROTC Scholarship program. Top cadets selected for this
                                                                                                                          scholarship will receive a full-tuition scholarship, a matching room and board College Grant, an
                                                                                                                          annual books and supplies allowance, and a monthly stipend for the academic year.
                    To access the CmC application, log on to
                                                                                              Other Private Scholarships
                                                                                                                          Each year, many CMC students receive private scholarships from external
                                                                                                                          sources. In recognition of their hard work and academic accomplishments,
                                                                                                                          CMC permits students to receive these awards on top of their institutional                For more information
                                                                                                                          gift aid as long as it is allowable within federal and state guidelines.                  visit

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