Harvey Mudd College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Unlike most top engineering schools in the country, Harvey Mudd College is focused entirely on undergraduate education, and the college frequently ranks #1 or #2 among top undergraduate engineering colleges. The curriculum has strong grounding in the liberal arts and social sciences, and academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Harvey Mudd graduates have some of the highest average salaries of any college in the country. Located in Claremont, California, Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont Colleges with Scripps College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, and Pomona College. Students at any of these five highly selective colleges can easily cross-register for courses on the other campuses, and the schools share many resources. Because of this collaboration, Harvey Mudd is a small college with the resources of a much larger one.

Most Popular Majors

Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 738
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 738
Faculty: 88

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Percent Male: 58%
Percent Female: 42%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont California 91711


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Main Phone: 909-621-8000

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 32 35
English 31 35
Math 33 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 690 770
Math 740 800
Writing 690 770

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 21%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -21%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 900

Room and Board: 13858

Tuition and Fees: 42410

Total Cost: 57968

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 86711

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 77%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 52%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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