Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
780
Tuition
$44,442
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 291 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is good, odd hours for college students though

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Most students who have aid are on work-study.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We love math and science!

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Weight room is bad. Hangout spots are good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's challenging... work hard, play hard.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Everything is great, but the workload gets hard.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is awesome on campus, I always feel safe.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: Didn't look for one this year, but its easy to get them

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You're free do to whatevers, just don't be stupid

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mudd students don't have much time to go off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: In general, drinking and smoking is not shut down automatically, but only if someone is going to get hurt. We have proctors instead of RAs and they will party with everyone else and just make sure no one gets seriously hurt. This environment means that students take it upon themselves to drink more responsibly. There is also no peer pressure at all to do things. I have friends who don't drink, I myself don't smoke, and it never causes uncomfortableness. At parties there will often be nonalcoholic drinks as well so everyone can take part.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Scholarships: It seems like the financial aid process is fairly straightforward, but I did not qualify for anything so I can't really describe my experience with it.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus or know very many people who do. I couldn't give a very definitive rating, although some students live off campus and seem to like it.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Dorms are set up for students to hang out in common areas or on the grassy quad. Students definitely spend time outside and use outdoor spaces, which is nice. The dorms might not be that nice looking, but they're full of character and personality.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The most special thing about Mudd is probably the honor code. It means that you can leave your laptop out in a common room all day and still find it later, take your final in your dorm room whenever you want, and that our parties don't get shut down unless they are actually out of hand. The administration really trusts students and treats them like adults, and Mudders respond by organizing awesome parties and activities.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The area doesn't have a lot of public transportation and from what I've heard it's very difficult to use. Around break times students from all the colleges carpool or share zipcars and shuttles, though, so getting home for thanksgiving isn't too hard.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I generally like the food on campus, but the Mudd dining hall does not have a lot of vegan options, so I eat on the other 5c campuses a lot. The meal plan is also a bit frustrating because there's no plan for just lunch and dinner every day, and our meals do not roll over week to week, so if I have a field trip and special event one week I can't save up my meals for the next week when I want to eat at the dining hall.

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College Freshman

Majors: I still have not declared a major, but all the majors here are pretty equal in difficulty. The hard part is getting into Mudd.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Mudd is an extremely safe campus, mostly because of the honor code, which means students respect each other and their property. Campus security patrols the campuses but I have never interacted with them and I don't feel unsafe if they aren't around. Generally, they leave parties alone and just deal with drunk and belligerent people.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life here, although dorms have special cultures that could be similar to fraternities and sororities.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Mudd does not have the most attractive students, but I don't mind because Mudders are cool people and the other four Claremont Colleges have plenty of attractive people. Mudders tend to go for relationships but there is absolutely a hookup culture across all the Claremont Colleges if you want that.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Profs have high expectations and you learn a ton.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are demanding but the best you can get.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Yih-Jye Edward Wang
Hometown
Hacienda Heights, Calif.
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Everyone agrees that attending school at Mudd is both a gift and a curse. The workload is immense, the tests are sometimes impossible, and a two question homework assignment can take all night. The reason most of us came to Mudd has a lot to do with the academic integrity of the College (we have one of the lowest grade inflation rates out of any college in the U.S.) and a lot more to do with the community. The professors here are amazing and the deans know students by name. The students are generally respectful of and helpful to each other.

One of the main reasons that Mudd is such a strong community is the Honor Code. The Honor Code is a way of life for students and is created and governed by students. Students here take it to heart. It means closed-book, closed-notes, take-home finals; being able to leave your possessions unguarded when you take a coffee break; 24-hour access to any academic building; having your wallet returned to you if you lose it in lab; and not having to lock your door, even if you go home for the weekend. Mudd has a trusting community. People look out for each other.
Along with academic strength and a good technical based education, the community makes Mudd one of the best schools around. HMC does a great job at weaving a unique social experience with an academic curriculum matched by few other schools.

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