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Claremont McKenna College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsA+
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He cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Aug 28 2003
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
CMC is about money and power, leadership, ambition and developing your full potential to make a practical contribution to the world. Does that sound bad to you. If it is—this school is not for you!. Likewise, in this way its not like your typical liberal arts college.The alumni, professors and staffs are not ashamed of the fact that they are molding you to be rich and powerful. Walking through the campus, you see that all dorms are not as aesthetic as the rest of the Claremont Colleges. The emphasis, is efficiency and effectivity. People are extremely goal driven and ambitious here. Famous alumnis like billionaire Henry Travis, FIBROGEN CEO, Abecrombie's CEO, founder of Life fitness, congressman Drier, TCW's chairman etc, They set the bar. Likewise go to any ibank and you are bound to find a CMC alumni. Your goal is to out do them! When I came to this school I was just like any random student—with normal dreams and goals. This school thought me that I could do more, be more and achieve more. Does all this work? Will I turn out to be a success, like those alumnis. Time will tell. However after you browsed through all the catalogues, if there is one thing remarkable about cmc that makes it stand out from the rest, it is this. Consider that cmc was founded in the 1950's. How many schools do you know have risen to the upper echelons of liberal arts colleges ( many are hundred years old atleast) in about fifty years. Its scary. Very few alums have died and left their fortunes for this school, yet it is one of the wealthiest and most powerful schools in the nation. It is very much under-recognized and deserves to be atleast to be in the top five.
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