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Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

301 Platt Blvd

Claremont, CA 91711-5901

Admission Office

301 Platt Boulevard

Claremont, CA 91711-5901

(909) 621-8011

Fax : (909) 607-7046

Contact : Peter Osgood

Director of Admission

Type of School



college of engineering

liberal arts college

4-year school


Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4341

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 5

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 92.0%

Total undergraduates : 895

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 224

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $50,030.00

In-State Tuition : $58,910.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $58,910.00

School Calendar


Degrees Available



Large Town (10-50k)


Residential campus

Other Characteristics

A member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of 5 undergraduate and 2 graduate institutions on adjoining campuses. Campuses share facilities and resources; cross registration is available within the 5 undergraduate colleges, which include Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps Colleges.



Regular application due: Jan 5

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 1 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : Nov 5

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : Jan 5

College will notify student of other early decision by : Feb 15


SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Feb 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 1

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Mar 15

College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 5

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Mar 2

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : May 5

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : Jun 1

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 5

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 8 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 92.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 97.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Engineering : 39.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 22.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 20.0%
Physical Sciences : 11.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Engineering, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options


Double Major

Independent Study


Student-Designed Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : observatory, biological field station, high performance parallel processor

Geographic Location : 35 miles from Los Angeles

Large Town


Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 895

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 224

Degree-seeking undergrads : 893

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 19

Full time students average age : 19

In state students : 46.0%

Out of state students : 54.0%

Part Time students : <1%


Two or more races : 11.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 20.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 20.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 6.0%

White : 31.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Student-directed honor code governs academic and non-academic life on campus.

Student Newspaper : The Muddraker

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 98.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available




NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance


Writing center


Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries


Choral Groups


Concert Band


Dance Activity




Film Society




Government or Political Activity


International Student Organization


Jazz Band


Literary Magazine


Marching Band


Model United Nations


Music Ensembles


Musical Theater




Pep Band


Radio Station




Student Newspaper


Symphony Orchestra


Television Station





Sport Name

Levels Available


Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate


Men's Club

Women's Club


Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club


Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III


Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III


Men's Club

Women's Club


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III


Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural


Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club


Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : cycling, men's roller hockey, women's roller derby


General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 4,045

Admitted : 553

Enrolled : 224

Most selective 14.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 437

Admitted early admission : 85

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 500

Number accepting place : 341

Accepted from list : 9

Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay


Rigor of secondary school record


Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities


Alumni Relation

Class Rank

First generation college student

Geographical Residence


Racial/Ethnic Status

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency


Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

For students applying in 2021 and 2022, we will be test-optional for the SAT and the ACT. We no longer require or consider SAT subject tests.

A note from the college

School record, academic grades, recommendations, and essays are most important. All students who enroll at Harvey Mudd must have taken a full-year high school course (or equivalent) in calculus, chemistry and physics.

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 84.0%

600 - 699 : 16.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 98.0%

600 - 699 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 98.0%

24 - 29 : 2.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 99.0%

24 - 29 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 97.0%

24 - 29 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : No

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: In general even introductory courses at HMC go significantly beyond a normal AP course. As a result, success in AP courses will not typically influence credit or placement decisions, although some departments offer opportunities to place out of certain courses through our own assessments. The rules for advanced placement are listed on each department's website.

High school Coursework

High school diploma or equivalent is not required

Course Name












Science Lab



Social Studies



Foreign Language






Academic Electives



TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 74.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 44.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

780 - 800

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

710 - 770

ACT Composite

33 - 35

AP & Admission Policy


Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program




BIO 52


Computer Science A





Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism





Physics C: Mechanics





*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 88.0%

% of loans / jobs : 12.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 57.0%

% Judged to have need : 84.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $50,030.00

Avg non need-based aid : $8,164.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $48,474.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,066.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,139.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Feb 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Gilma Lopez

Financial aid office phone : (909) 621-8055

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:


State aid form

Business / farm supplement

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,824.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award: for first-time first-year students in science and technology programs; $10,000 annually for 4 years; must maintain minimum 2.75 GPA.

Non need-based financial aid determined by


Work Study Programs


For part-time students


Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:




Out-of-state tuition and fees:




Room and board:




Books and supplies:




Estimated personal expenses:




Transportation expenses:




Estimated Total In-state:




Estimated Total Out-of-state:




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For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 86

Transfers admitted percentage: 6.0%

Transfers admitted: 6

Transfers enrolled percentage: 3.0%

Transfers enrolled: 3

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 33.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 67.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll


Transfers accepted as



Services for students transferring IN from another school



Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Limited transfer admissions, dependent on freshman enrollment. Transfer students must have completed 2 or more terms, provide recommendations from previous institution, one mathematics or science and one humanities or social science; course descriptions of college work.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 5

Application fee: $70.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $58,910.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $18,679.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,182.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,824.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $802,152.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 24

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 100

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser