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
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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
1420-1580
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
$35,460/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,726/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,102/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,952/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,967/ 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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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
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
$74,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
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.
Harvey Mudd has the potential to be a really good school. If administrators proactively listen to students more and are more willing to listen to student groups, the campus atmosphere would be a lot better.