Harvey Mudd College

301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, United States
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Overview of Harvey Mudd College

About this school

Harvey Mudd College, founded in 1955, is a private college of engineering and science. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Harvey Mudd is an undergraduate coeducational institution offering majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. HMC is distinctive in its strong emphasis on the humanities and the social sciences, which comprise one third of the undergraduate program. The college's aim is to graduate engineers and scientists sensitive to the impact of their work on society and who will assume leadership in their fields. All HMC faculty hold Ph.D.s and are committed to undergraduate teaching. Exceptional faculty, hands-on teaching methods, an undergraduate focus, graduate-level facilities and a rigorous student honor code have distinguished the college during its 40-year history. Harvey Mudd College is an outstanding value for top engineering, science and mathematics students who wish to take advantage of its unique opportunities and the abundant resources of the Claremont Colleges. HMC's 18-acre campus is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.
  • Website


    www.hmc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:844
    • Men:441 Men (52.3%)
    • Women:403 Women (47.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Harvey Mudd College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
301 Platt Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711-5994
Phone
(909) 621-8011
Fax
(909) 621-8360
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 5
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 4,078 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 1,250 applicants were admitted
Men
10% of 2,828 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
225 (36%) of 629 admitted students enrolled
Women
117 (34%) of 345 admitted students enrolled
Men
108 (38%) of 284 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
97%
• Score 600 - 700
3%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
87%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
98%
• Score 24 - 29
2%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $54,636 (75.64%)
  • Room & Board: - $17,592 (24.36%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Harvey Mudd College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001171
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
151 (69.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
119 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
119 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
119 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$42,654
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 113 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,649
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 67 (56.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,240
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 44 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
37 (17.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,251

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
483 (58.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
414 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
414 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
414 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$43,248
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 401 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,138
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 283 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,616
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 176 (42.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
162 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,696

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,041
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$839

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


106

Part-Time Faculty


9

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


92%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Harvey Mudd College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


98.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


94.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


96.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (7)


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physics, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Engineering, Physical sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    35,457

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Los Angeles

    Campus Size


    33 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
    Rain
    35 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    6 mile(s) from campus in Pomona
    Nearest Train Station
    6 mile(s) from campus in Pomona

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Stags; Athenas
    School Colors
    Maroon and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, football, soccer, table tennis, water polo

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Harvey Mudd College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, claremont colleges ballroom dance company, science bus, society of women engineers (swe), intervarsity christian fellowship, gonzo unicycle madness (unicycle club)

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    844

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    844
    Women
    403
    Men
    441

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 19.4% Asian
    • 4.2% Black/African-American
    • 19.5% Hispanic/Latino
    • 12.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 37.7% White
    • 6.1% Unknown

    International Students


    10.1%

    Average Age


    19

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources