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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Harvey Mudd is a highly rated private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 844 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Harvey Mudd acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. Graduating 96% of students, Harvey Mudd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $72,500.
About Harvey Mudd College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate 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
15%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$38,135/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,782/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
844Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
17
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Nerds obsessed with science
    40%
  • Privileged kids who don't care about the world
    40%
  • Depressed
    20%

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
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Very challenging but rewarding
    60%
  • Isolated and very focused on work
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$88,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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Harvey Mudd College Reviews

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Attending Harvey Mudd College was a humbling experience. I was able to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peers who were similarly passionate. There are boundless opportunities to take courses both on campus or at any of the four other undergraduate Claremont Colleges that are all within a 1-mile radius, just a short walk or quick bike-ride away. I had the opportunity to pursue summer research projects and engage in a thesis project during my senior year. The campus encourages students to present their research across the nation at various conferences. It’s not uncommon for the department sponsoring your research project to also sponsor your attendance at research conferences including paying for hotel, airfare, and a food stipend! Last but most definitely not least, the advisors are passionate about your success and meet with students frequently. I personally met with my advisor on a weekly basis. I am grateful for this amazing undergraduate institution!
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HMC is a great place! The 5C Make it even better! You can find almost everything you want at HMC. If not, then it definitely can be found at the other 5C. That is true for classes, majors, clubs, parties.The professors are very understanding. There is a nice town a mile away, a walk with friends is a good way to take off attention from the work load. Parties are held only during breaks, Friday or Saturday nights with a set time limit from 9pm to 1am. On other nights the quiet hours start at 11pm accomodating students' schedules. The dining hall has a great variety. If you get bored of it, you can go to an other dining hall. You can check their menus on a website.
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.