A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Harvey Mudd College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Address
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

Harvey Mudd College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
13%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1400-1560
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$34,529/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,165/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,925/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,037/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,338/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,017/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
0%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
69%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.16 responses
Poll
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  • Very challenging but rewarding
    60%
  • Isolated and very focused on work
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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The academics are fantastic, just as rigorous the school an former students indicate, and I definitely feel like I am learning enough to get a career.
However, I am concerned about the political atmosphere. The professors, students, and even the president of our school openly display their political leanings, which I think is inappropriate. For example, the day after Donald Trump was elected, one of my finals was postponed, my physics teacher sobbed in class, and my chemistry course was canceled. I understand and fully support the college's faculty to have these opinions, though I feel it was extremely inappropriate to express these views in lieu of teaching.
In addition, the school's administration has begun giving into left -leaning organizations on campus, eventually causing two whole days of class to be canceled. These educational hindrances are not what I am paying $70,000+ for.
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Overall, it's a great education. No matter your grades, it will not be hard to find a job as a HMC graduate. However, core is hard, there are issues with diversity and mental health, and people are overworked and often, very unhappy. It's a four-year intensive boot-camp that will break you down.
A lot of general safety issues that happen at the Claremont colleges (the group of 5 colleges around Mudd) don't actually happen at Mudd. I see campus security around a lot, though, and we get emails about crimes and threats. At the time being there's been a lot of race talk as well, which has people a bit heated, so the bit of campus life I've experienced has been tinted by that a bit. I think I'd need more time at the school to make a firm rating of campus safety. The only thing I know about and have personal experience with is people from town sometimes steal our bikes and longboards.