Harvey Mudd College

122 reviews
  1. Claremont, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Harvey Mudd College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Website

Harvey Mudd College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
SAT Range
1418-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,137/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,770/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,654/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,947/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,643/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,476/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
0%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
802Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
  • More opinions are needed to display this poll.Take our surveyto add your opinion.

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
69%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Very challenging but rewarding
    71%
  • Isolated and very focused on work
    29%

After Harvey Mudd College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

122 reviews
  • Excellent
    35
  • Very Good
    38
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    12
A lot of general safety issues that happen at the Claremont colleges (the group of 5 colleges around Mudd) don't actually happen at Mudd. I see campus security around a lot, though, and we get emails about crimes and threats. At the time being there's been a lot of race talk as well, which has people a bit heated, so the bit of campus life I've experienced has been tinted by that a bit. I think I'd need more time at the school to make a firm rating of campus safety. The only thing I know about and have personal experience with is people from town sometimes steal our bikes and longboards.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 3 2016
Although Harvey Mudd is very difficult, and teachers will definitely push you with hard coursework, I've so far rarely felt alone. Teachers are accessible, there are always other classmates to work with and get help from, and the environment feels very positive in general, with a lot of interest in the wellbeing of the students. It's a great challenge.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 3 2016
On the outside, Mudd housing might seem passable. Heater provided, AC provided, a maid that comes and clean the lounges and bathrooms on a biweekly basis... but it all really depends on what dorm you end up in. Most of the dorms have people or legacies of being disgusting.

The most troublesome dorms are West, North, and Linde. They have broken glass in the courtyards. The smell of weed is always present in the dorm. There are bottles of alcohol left in the lounge and when people get drunk, they spill alcohol all over the floor. They play beer pong and they leave the cups out there for days, for the cleaning people to clean up.

Sontag, North, and East are dorms that are very exclusive and unless you are a part of the culture there, you should never go there or you will be ostracized. In short, the social atmosphere at Mudd is stifling.

The cost is ridiculous. It costs over $1000 to live on campus PER MONTH. That goes for if you are in a single, a double, a triple, OR EVEN A QUAD (where there are four people to a room that is the size of 2 doubles). You will never be allowed to live off campus because they are building a new dorm, so it is guaranteed that the school will do everything they can to force you to live on campus so that they can make the most money they can.

Convenience is horrible, there are no places to eat out that are less than a mile's walk away, and you get tired of the meal plan quick. It is extremely hard to get off the meal plan at Mudd.

The worst thing about Campus Housing at Mudd is how you get your room. There is this thing called Room Draw that breaks up friendships, causes betrayals, and forces the quietest, most innocent students to live in dorms where people smoke weed and other serious substances right outside their room doors, where drunk people pee in the bushes right outside their doors, and where they have to leave their dorms because there is rock music blasting right next to their rooms at 1am on a Tuesday night.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 23 2015