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.

Website: www.hmc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
844
Undergraduate
Students
(47.7%) 403 Women
(52.3%) 441 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 4,078 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
720-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,003
Tuition and Fees
$56,626
Room and Board
$18,127
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$42,654
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,041
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
106
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.4% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
19.5% Hispanic/Latino
12.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.7% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students
10.1%
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History 1 2
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
301 Platt Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711-5994
Phone
(909) 621-8011
Fax
(909) 621-8360
E-mail
admission@hmc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 5
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 4,078 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 1,250 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 2,828 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
225 (36%) of 629 admitted students enrolled
Women
117 (34%) of 345 admitted students enrolled
Men
108 (38%) of 284 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
16% of 504 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
510
Students Accepting Wait List Position
361
Students Admitted From Wait List
63

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
97%
Score of 600 - 700
3%
Score of 500 - 600
0%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
720-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
87%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
98%
Score of 24 - 29
2%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 90%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$75,003
Tuition and Fees
$56,626
Room and Board
$18,127
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financial_aid@hmc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001171
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
151 (69.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
119 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
119 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
119 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$42,654
Need-Based Gift
Received by 113 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,649
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 67 (56.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,240
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 44 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
37 (17.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,251

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
483 (58.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
414 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
414 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
414 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$43,248
Need-Based Gift
Received by 401 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,138
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 283 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,616
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 176 (42.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
162 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,696

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,041
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
289
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
3
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$839
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physics, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Physical sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
106
Part-Time Faculty
9
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
33 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Pomona
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Pomona

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stags; Athenas
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, table tennis, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, claremont colleges ballroom dance company, science bus, society of women engineers (swe), intervarsity christian fellowship, gonzo unicycle madness (unicycle club)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
844
Women
403 (47.7%)
Men
441 (52.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
844
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.4% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
19.5% Hispanic/Latino
12.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.7% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students.
10.1%
Average Age
19
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
96.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Average Starting Salary
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Engineering 3%
Arts and Sciences 40%

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