Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is an independent, coeducational and private liberal arts college with a curricular emphasis on economics, finance, international relations, government and public affairs. CMC is also a member of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California, United States. Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. The College educates students for thoughtful and productive lives and roles of responsible leadership through its strong, real-world mission. Admission to the College is need-blind and emphasizes the demonstration of leadership accomplishments. The College attracts a student body that is broadly diverse and accomplished beyond the classroom. Renowned for expertise in economics and government, Claremont McKenna features accomplished scholars who are committed teachers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The school is distinguished by eleven world-class research institutes. Exceptionally high numbers of undergraduate students conduct research with professors and get to know them as colleagues. The College emphasizes the integration of leadership and innovation experience within institutes, student enterprises, on-campus fellowships, and sponsored off-campus internships. CMC is regarded as the 2nd best liberal arts college in the country (and 11th among all undergraduate institutions) by Forbes and the 8th best liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. According to the PayScale 2016-2017 College Salary Report, Claremont McKenna graduates reported the 4th highest mid-career salary of any college or university in the country.