Claremont McKenna College Reviews
Claremont McKenna College has fantastic professors. Professor C, Professor P, and Professor N are amazing professors in the government department. They gave classes that I generally enjoyed attending, and I felt like I became smarter just by being in a room with them. The actual usefulness of the study of government is a different story. It is a soft degree that, like literature, will not be taken seriously by most employers unless you are working in a very particular industry. I studied government because the classes were very interesting (unlike economics courses I had taken), but ultimately I left with a good understanding of politics, which is something that anyone can acquire who reads enough. Claremont McKenna College has a culture of wealth and opulence. While someone will certainly learn a lot in the classes, there is less to learn with regards to life lessons on the insular campus that is mostly populated by sheltered students from wealthy families. The price of the school is another drawback. Just like any school in its class, Claremont McKenna College charges a premium for the premium services it offers. But unlike many of the schools in its class, nobody has ever heard of it outside of some very niche circles. I usually just tell people I went to a small school in California because I know nobody will have heard about it.
CMC is a great school. Great academics and great professors. It is a peaceful and calm life at Claremont. Social life centered around alcohol and partying. Only issue is the cost. I thought the cost of schooling was exorbitant and did not call for such a high price. But this is an issue across the nation. Also, brand name needs to be stronger for such a highly ranked school.
My degree taught me how to think creatively and problem solve. I learned analytical skills in conjunction with soft skills, which allow me to understand and present real business impact from my analytical work.