Claremont McKenna College

Is Claremont McKenna a Good School for the Money?

Claremont McKenna College Value Report

What is a Claremont McKenna degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Claremont McKenna with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within California, Claremont McKenna is a Great Quality for a Fair Price.

Top 50% California Value
Top 5% California Quality

Claremont McKenna College is ranked #5 out of #116 in California for quality and #40 out of #90 for California value.

This makes it a great quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  40 out of 90
Great Value
State Value Score  55.56 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Claremont McKenna financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Claremont McKenna College is ranked #749 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Claremont McKenna College provides the kind of quality education we anticipated when compared to other colleges at the same price point. Based on this information we believe it is priced fairly for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  749 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  49.12 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Davidson College $164,912 A-
Olin College $168,639 B+
Vanderbilt University $183,793 B
Swarthmore College $190,680 B
Washington and Lee University $201,273 B-
Hamilton College $201,717 B-
Johns Hopkins University $219,284 C
Harvey Mudd College $228,917 C
University of Chicago $230,859 C
Claremont McKenna College $236,131 C
Washington University in St Louis $241,044 C

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $236,131 in Total

The average Claremont McKenna student's degree will cost an estimated $236,131. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $57,593 and a typical 4.1 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $57,593
Average Years to Graduate 4.1
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $236,131

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Claremont McKenna student takes 4.1 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Claremont McKenna degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$141,512 In-State With Aid
$313,548 Avg Cost No Aid
4.1 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Claremont McKenna value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $313,548 #719 C
All Students $236,131 #749 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $141,512 #228 A-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $313,548 #38 C+
All Students $236,131 #40 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $141,512 #26 B

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.

About 57% of Claremont McKenna students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Claremont McKenna financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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