Founded in 1946, Claremont McKenna College is one of the five prestigious liberal arts colleges that make up the Claremont Colleges in California. The other four colleges are Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, and students at any of these colleges can take classes at any of the others. Among these five colleges, Claremont McKenna College is particularly known for its strength in economics, political science, and international relations.