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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.
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 Reading||680 - 760|
|SAT ® Math||720 - 800|
|SAT ® Writing||670 - 760|
|SAT ® Total Score||2070 - 2320|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||31 - 35|
|ACT ® Math||33 - 36|
|ACT ® Writing||8 - 9|
|ACT ® Composite Score||32 - 35|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into HMC
The chances for admission at HMC can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||643 (18%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||217 (34%)|
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$25,117|
|Receiving Student Loans||45%||$5,409|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
With a graduation rate of around 91%, HMC is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||86%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
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
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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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.