Harvey Mudd College (HMC)

301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

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About
Harvey Mudd College, located in Claremont California, was founded in 1955, and is one of the five colleges that make up the Claremont Colleges, a group of schools that share resources and common areas of campus though operate their school's independently of one another, though students may choose to take courses at the other colleges as part of their curriculum. Harvey Mudd College is a private liberal arts college that places an emphasis on engineering, science and mathematics programs, fields that it has become well known for over it history. The school is named after Harvey Seeley Mudd, an investor who died prior to the opening of the school, with funds supplied by friends and family to complete its construction.


Academics
Harvey Mudd College offers student a number undergraduate degrees in science, math and engineering allowing students to choose the one that best reflect their desired goals and future plans. Undergraduate programs provide students with a bachelor's degree and typically take four years to complete through a mixture of major related courses and general education requirements. Harvey Mudd College specializes in a specific area of study, though students are encouraged to take additional courses that may interest them through partner schools in the Claremont Colleges.


Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Applicants to Harvey Mudd College must supply a completed application along with having completed the prerequisite high school courses necessary for admission. Through transcripts and the information provided by the application, students will be reviewed by the school and a decision rendered regarding admission. Once the review is complete, students will be notified if they are admitted, with those who are receiving information to begin their college career.


Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the financial aid department to determine a student's financial need, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Aid must be reapplied for each academic year.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Harvey Mudd College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Harvey Mudd College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading680 - 760
SAT ® Math720 - 800
SAT ® Writing670 - 760
SAT ® Total Score2070 - 2320

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English31 - 35
ACT ® Math33 - 36
ACT ® Writing8 - 9
ACT ® Composite Score32 - 35

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into HMC

The chances for admission at HMC can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants3,539
Granted Admissions643 (18%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled217 (34%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Harvey Mudd College is around 800 students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $48,000-$58,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,700 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$25,117
Receiving Student Loans45%$5,409

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Harvey Mudd College may provide student services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 91%, HMC is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years86%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Harvey Mudd College for official up-to-date information.

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