Claremont McKenna College Removed From Magazine Ranking

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Claremont McKenna College took another blow Friday as a result of the scandal involving its admissions office exaggerating freshman classes' SAT scores. Kiplinger, the finance magazine, announced that it had dropped the Southern California campus from its list of best values in liberal arts colleges.

"Kiplinger's has learned that Claremont McKenna College unfairly earned its place as 18th-ranked private liberal arts college in our college rankings by reporting inflated SAT scores," the magazine announced in an online statement.

With the elimination of Claremont McKenna, all the schools listed below it moved up one rank, the publication said. Pomona College, a sister school in the Claremont cluster of seven undergraduate and graduate institutions, remains number one on that Kiplinger list.

Claremont McKenna spokesman Max Benavidez said Friday that the school had no comment about the Kiplinger move. However, he noted that the college has sent out corrected scores to magazines and federal agencies that had received the exaggerated statistics.

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