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$46,509
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Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Many people claim that Mudd is not a pretty place, and if all you want are looks, don't come here. And, of course, it's an expensive school.

That said, the people here are incredibly nice. Since it's a small school, you get to know a lot of people, and there is no dorm that is inherently "better" than the others. They just all have their own distinctive personalities.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: awesome. Each dorm has its own trait so there are many options for what type of dorm you want to be in.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Everyone Lives Together! - And I mean it! I lived in a suite of 9 people with a mixed group of (coed) seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Housing is guaranteed all 4 years. Rooms are fairly average, though most seniors do get singles. However, I love the community that is promoted by the group housing, and we have dorm attendants that clean our common areas and rooms occasionally.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Something for Everyone – Harvey Mudd places freshmen in all of the dorms, based on where they would fit in best with the dorm culture. Very few frosh are placed in the wrong dorm, and they usually end up either moving to or spending all their time where they want to be anyway, using their own room only to sleep. Sophomore room draw is tough - they have the lowest priority because rooms are reserved for freshmen in all the dorms. Our room draw is complicated (pre-mock draw, mock-draw, actual draw for all three upper grades, rules about pulling, in-dorm status, etc), but works out so everyone is usually happy. The dorms are not very attractive, but they have culture, and we don't really care how they look because it's all about the people. We have cleaning people for every dorm, but it's nice to clean up after our own parties for them a bit.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 102nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 151st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 277th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 748th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Yih-Jye Edward Wang
Hometown
Hacienda Heights, Calif.
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Each dorm at Mudd has a very different style, and people are sometimes stereotyped by the dorm they live in. North Hall is the jock dorm, and both West and Linde can be characterized as party dorms. Linde is home to many of the stoners and drunks on campus. West likes to burn random things, such as couches or Christmas trees, and in spite of its frisky nature, boasts the highest GPA of any dorm at Mudd.

The outer dorms of Case, Sontag, and Atwood are usually quiet. Once in a while, there will be a suite party in Atwood, but usually on weekends. South dorm is completely substance-free and provides a very stable environment—if you want to study, go to South, home of the unicyclists. East is a world all in its own, where D&D tournaments and role-playing games reign supreme—at least that's the myth told to visiting students. Easties are generally characterized as the “nerdiest of nerds,” and they usually can be seen climbing trees or fighting with duct tape weapons. The dorms are all well-maintained, and there’s not much to complain about in regards to facilities. All of the dorms have a proctor or two to take care of business, and dorm meetings often turn into parties on their own. There’s a lot of inter-dorm animosity that's all in good fun. On IM sports nights, you can often hear the dorms chanting back and forth with heated pride. But whatever your personality or interests may be, you can be sure to find a niche in one of the dorms here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
782
Average Housing Costs
$8,128
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
8
Best Dorms
  • Linde Hall
  • North Hall
  • West Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Case Hall
  • East Hall
  • South Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Curtains
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
Did You Know?
Each of the inner dorms has a strong stereotype that is held with pride by its residents. At room draw, students storm to the dorms they most identify with. The traditional dorm stereotypes include: East - video-game geeky, North - jock, South - quiet, West - likes to burn stuff.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Atwood Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suite, apartment
Special Features: Ice machine, rec room with pool table, center courtyard
Case Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 110
Bathrooms: Shared by corridor
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: The Case "Ls" are corridors that often throw very intimate parties; central kitchen, small library
East Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 88
Bathrooms: Shared by sets of rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Large courtyard, lounge
Linde Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 80
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Lounge, courtyard, furnished suites, kitchen, spacious suites
North Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 88
Bathrooms: Shared by sets of rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Courtyard, lounge
Sontag
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 76
Bathrooms: Shared by suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, large rooms, newest dorm on campus
South Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 72
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Small kitchen, central lounge
West Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 88
Bathrooms: Shared between sets of rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: First-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Ice machine, courtyard, lounge

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