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 extremely competitive as the Harvey Mudd acceptance rate is 14%. Popular majors include Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. Graduating 92% of students, Harvey Mudd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $72,500.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science45 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics20 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities5 Graduates
French Language and Literature2 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.16 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
Harvey Mudd College Reviews
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!
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.
Social life is pretty lit. Met some really great lads here. Profs are the most awesome people ever; genuinely cool people who care a ton. Workload is rough tbh but if you’re motivated, it’s manageable. Forget about non-STEM extracurriculars, unless you’re ready to absolutely murder your GPA. People don’t talk about world issues as much as I’d like, but I’m a political science/philosophy nerd so take that with a grain of salt. Overall pretty great, though it’s not for everyone.