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Claremont McKenna College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Honnold/Mudd Library, Denison Library, Seely G. Mudd Science Library, Sprague Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,476,503 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 17,052 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,455,319 microforms.
  • 10,861 Audio/Visual items.
  • 12,087 e-books.

Museums & Art

Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, providing opportunities for students and faculty to interact with visiting speakers; the Athenaeum also houses the CMC art collection; through the consortium, students have the opportunity to participate in cultural events at Garrison Theater, Bridges Auditorium and Bridges Hall of Music

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 220 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 300 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 5 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 502 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

writing

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 94% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 40% of housing units are Singles.
  • 47% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 13% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 16 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Festival; Musical Theater performances; Athenaeum events; Madrigal Feast; Concerts at Bridges Auditorium; Hawaiian Luau; Monte Carlo Night; athletic events vs. Pomona-Pitzer
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 110 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Psi Chi (Psychology), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Sigma Xi (Science), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) The Interfaith Chaplaincy of The Claremont Colleges, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students Association, Catholic Students Association, Zen Meditation Group, Latter-Day Saints, Pathfinder, Services for most major religions
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Place; International Club; Pan African Student Association; Asian-American Student Alliance; Unidos; Hapas United; Korean Students Association; Hawaiian Club; Chicano/Latino Student Center; Office of Black Student Affairs
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International; Civitas; Claremont Colleges Debate Union; Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Students Union; Model United Nations; Shades (co-ed acappella music group); Under the Lights (theater group); Without a Box (improvisational comedy troupe); The Women's Forum; Democrats of The Claremont Colleges; Claremont College Republicans; Claremont Colleges Fencing Club; Community Service programs;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Collage (weekly), The Independent (monthly), CMC Forum (monthly), The Ayer (yearbook), The Port Side (monthly), Undercurrents (annual literary journal)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Ontario, CA (10), Los Angeles, CA (35)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Claremont, CA (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pomona, CA (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 65% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern California)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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