Harvey Mudd College

301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

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Questions and Answers about Harvey Mudd College

Charesa S.
7 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Harvey Mudd College
A strong argument can be made for all of our majors. 6 are tied to respective academic departments; 4 are interdisciplinary majors. All are in STEM. The two most popular fields are Engineering and Computer Science, but we can make a legitimate argument for having one of the best math programs for undergraduates in the USA.
Zara T.
1 year ago
Can students attend classes at any of the Claremont colleges?
Harvey Mudd College
Hi! Yes, the partnership among the 5 colleges gives students access to many of the resources at each institution. A few benefits include being able to take classes at any of the colleges, enjoy meals at each of the seven dining halls and have access to four fitness centers and five swimming pools.
Bohdan V.
1 year ago
How does Harvey Mudd College help students balance their academic workload with self-care?
Harvey Mudd College
This is a high-touch environment so students are well of each other in the residence halls, and a student here would know almost everyone in their class (first-year, sophomore, etc.) as well as the major, once they select a major. The faculty notice when students are not at their best as well. So does our "Care team". Information is passed through centrally coordinated academic resources officers who can work with the student to see if there are ways we can help the student succeed.
Lexee B.
1 year ago
What is the number one mistake you notice when reviewing student's applications?
Harvey Mudd College
Writing essays that are descriptive rather than reflective.
Jorge M.
1 year ago
How hard is it to get into your school? What is the acceptance rate?
Harvey Mudd College
We admit about 15% of the applicants each year. That number varies with the size of the applicant pool. Our class of first -years is typically 228 people.

Majors offered at Harvey Mudd College

Biggest majors
Engineering, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Computer Science

Academics at Harvey Mudd College

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Most Selective (14% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Harvey Mudd College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Harvey Mudd College Students40%9%34%23%2%1%3%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Harvey Mudd College Students
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Harvey Mudd College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)248k
Senior Software Engineer144k
Data Scientist122k
Hardware Engineer109k
Software Engineer105k
Electrical Engineer93k
Mechanical Engineer81k
Based on 1,456 student responses
91.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
162.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
85%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Harvey Mudd College

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Close-knit community
Comfortable dorms
LGBTQ+ friendly
Safe campus
Brayden Hedrick
Travel And Tourism



Challenging and supportive community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

A bunch of nerds and extreme stress.

Svetlana Altshuler
Ballroom Dancing
Movies And Film



The community is great.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The classes are hard and mental health isn't talked about as much as it should be.

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