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Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

Harvey Mudd College, founded in 1955, is a private college of engineering and science. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Harvey Mudd is an undergraduate coeducational institution offering majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. HMC is distinctive in its strong emphasis on the humanities and the social sciences, which comprise one third of the undergraduate program. The college's aim is to graduate engineers and scientists sensitive to the impact of their work on society and who will assume leadership in their fields. All HMC faculty hold Ph.D.s and are committed to undergraduate teaching. Exceptional faculty, hands-on teaching methods, an undergraduate focus, graduate-level facilities and a rigorous student honor code have distinguished the college during its 40-year history. Harvey Mudd College is an outstanding value for top engineering, science and mathematics students who wish to take advantage of its unique opportunities and the abundant resources of the Claremont Colleges. HMC's 18-acre campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students829
   Women383 (46.2%)
   Men446 (53.8%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate13% of 4,180 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 5
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math740-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing670-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$71,917
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$46,466
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes


Claremont Population35,457
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotStags; Athenas


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.8% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
10.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.0% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students11.1% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.80 4.36 743 707 32
Low 3.00 3.15 540 510 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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Harvey Mudd requires the most coursework in the humanities and social sciences of any accredited engineering college in the U.S.

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