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  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 829 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Harvey Mudd acceptance rate is 13%. Popular majors include Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. Graduating 93% of students, Harvey Mudd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,200.
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
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
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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
829Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Fun nerds
    25%
  • Nerds obsessed with science
    25%
  • Privileged kids who don't care about the world
    25%
  • Depressed
    13%
  • Liberal nerds
    13%

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
$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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Academics at Harvey Mudd are exceptional. It is rigorous and not always rewarding, but at the end of the day, you learn a lot. Plenty of exciting classes to take, both at Mudd and at the other 5Cs. Mudders are easy to get along with. Only major issue with Mudd is the lack of grade inflation which can hurt your chances of getting into a top Grad school program. Getting a job after graduating from Mudd is easier and very rewarding.
First, community here is absolutely wonderful. The support I get from my peers, upperclassmen, profs, staffs and faculties are indescribably strong.