Harvey Mudd College

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Harvey Mudd College is a private engineering and sciences college in Claremont, California. It is part of the Claremont Colleges. It was founded in 1955. Harvey Mudd's dependence on humanities and students' course selection on other campuses makes it strong in humanities as well.

For more details on applying to the college, click Admissions in the Index

Selling Points

  • Harvey Mudd College takes pride in its place in the Claremont Colleges
  • The small size of the college and the lack of graduate students allows for more faculty attention
  • Claremont location is in the suburbs of Los Angeles
  • Students occasionally do engineering pranks called "hacks"

Clinic Program

The Clinic program is a special project in cooperation with large corporations on real-world engineering problems. These offer job experiences and connections to corporations in the engineering field. Usually a small team of students and a faculty advisor take an assignment.


Harvey Mudd College Admissions is looking for "students who have excelled in challenging courses, have strong standardized test results, demonstrate a real passion for math and science but also a keen appreciation for subjects outside of math and science, are of good moral character, and want to contribute to our residential community." (Harvey Mudd Admissions FAQ).

  • 1904 applications are received
  • 38% of applicants are accepted
  • 27% of accepted students enroll
  • 52% of students receive financial aid

Academic Programs

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Combinations of Above Majors


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Independent Site Links

  • Princeton Review

  • Students Review

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