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Harvey Mudd Admissions Information

Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA (map)


Harvey Mudd College is the nation's top liberal arts college of engineering, science, and mathematics. Since its founding in 1955, Harvey Mudd has sought to educate future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians through a strong emphasis on a general science education. The college provides its students with a distinctive technical education that is complemented by a strong academic footing in the humanities and social sciences. What also makes Harvey Mudd unique is that it is a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium, composed of Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer Colleges. Students are able to cross-register at the schools, which are within walking distance of one another. An important component of a Harvey Mudd education is the integration of research. Upon graduation, all students have some kind of research experience and 40% of those who graduate go on to obtain PhDs- the highest rate of any school in the nation.

Harvey Mudd offers a variety of student organizations, including a break-dancing club, the Harvey Wallbangers Climbing Club, and a unicycling club that organizes an annual 10 mile ride to a donut shop and plays unicycle hockey. Harvey Mudd is residential and 99% of students live in one of eight dormitories. The college is located in Claremont, 35 miles from Los Angeles.



Basic Info

Main Address: 301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone Number: (909) 621-8011  
Website: www.hmc.edu  


Type of school: Private, liberal arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division III, club, and intramural sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's  
Size of undergraduate student body: 771  
Percent out-of-state: 60%  
Percent international: 6.6%  
Female to Male ratio: 41:59  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 9:1  
Most popular majors: Computer and Information Sciences
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army)
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Apartments For Married Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
International students
Literary magazine
Musical theater
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
Jazz band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #3 Students Study the Most
  • Voted #14 Most Accessible Professors
  • Voted #10 Professors Get High Marks
  • Voted #20 School Runs Like Butter

Admissions Information

As a premier liberal arts college with a 25% acceptance rate, Harvey Mudd is a very competitive school to get into. The school's admissions board seeks motivated students, especially those who have taken challenging courses in high school and received excellent grades in math and science. An applicant's academic record, which includes GPA and the rigor of the curriculum, is taken into high consideration, as are his or her recommendations, essay, and personal qualities.

To a lesser extent, a prospective student's standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and class rank are important. Harvey Mudd will also consider alumni relation, geographical residence, ethnicity, volunteer work, work experience, interview, level of interest in the college, and whether the applicant is a first generation college student.

Admissions address: 301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711-5901
Phone number: (909) 621-8011  
Fax number: (909) 607-7046  
Admissions Website: https://www.hmc.edu/admission/  
Email: admission@hmc.edu  
Contact Person: Peter Osgood  
Number of first-year applications received: 2,508  
Percent of applicants admitted: 25%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 2  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized test scores
2 Academic Teacher Evaluations
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report
Interview (recommended)

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing
SAT II Subject Tests
Policy regarding SAT score-use: All SAT Scores Required for Review  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4341  
ACT code: 0282  
Learn more about other Small California schools:
Pitzer   Occidental   Claremont McKenna   Pomona  

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