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Applicant Status At Harvey Mudd College

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:3,539
Male Applicants:2,498
Female Applicants:1,041
Total Acceptances:643
Male Acceptances:313
Female Acceptances:330
Acceptance Rate:18%
Yield: ? 34%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(909) 621-8011
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$60
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15, January 2December 15, February 15
Regular Decision January 2 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:217
Full-Time Male Enrollment:114
Full-Time Female Enrollment:103
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 448
Applicants Accepting: ? 197
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:64
Applicants Accepted:7
Students Enrolled:4

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 680 - 760 720 - 800 670 - 760 2070 - 2320 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 31 - 35 33 - 36 8 - 9 32 - 35 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:95%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:89%
Students Submitting ACT:41%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Two SAT II Subject Tests, one of which must be the SAT II Math 2 Subject Test

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Academics aren't everything. You can skip a homework assignment, and it won't be the end of the world. You can get good grades without being perfect. Learning how to fail is something every student at Mudd has to come to terms with at one point or another.
  • Bring a plant. They will give you oxygen, and keep you company when you're pulling an all-nighter.
  • Bring lots of quarters. You will make friends very easily if you have quarters.
  • Do everything you can as soon as possible. Go join clubs, play IM sports, party, make friends! Your free time will get crunched eventually, so prioritize early and get going.
  • Don't be afraid to try things that you might not do well in (i.e. unicycling, juggling).
  • Don't date your suitemates and don't date roommates. Also, long-distance relationships almost never work, so say goodbye to your high school sweetheart, at least for college. People in long-distance relationships often don't meet enough new people, because they're talking online with their significant other.
  • Get rid of those competitive notions. High school may be all about the top two percent, but college is about learning and having fun. Half of the students are going to be below average, and it may well be you. Know that being valedictorian in high school means nothing once you get to college. Plenty of valedictorians fail out of Mudd. So don't try to compete, try to help other people, and get help from other people.
  • Get to know people in-depth. It's easier in college, since you're living across the hall from them. Everyone has an interesting story to tell.
  • Knowing the common core before coming to Mudd is important because compared to other colleges, Harvey Mudd gives students little freedom in their course choices.
  • Learn how to manage your time. If you do that before coming to college, everything will be a thousand times easier.
  • To be an engineering major or to study a language, academic schedules must be planned carefully. Do not just plan it out in your head, talk to your advisors early so they can help you. Studying abroad for engineers is possible, but this requires even more extensive preparation.
  • Try getting involved in research with a professor in your major. The great thing about Mudd is that there are only undergraduate students, so professors are eager to work on research projects with students over the summer and during the school year.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Call (909) 621-8011 on any weekday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Campus Tours
Campus tours run whenever the campus student tour guides are awake. Call the admissions office to set up a tour, and they'll likely give you a late morning or early afternoon tour. If you want to see a dorm room, just ask a student, and they'll show you one. You can usually just show up and find someone to walk you around campus, but the tour guides have nifty shirts and know lots of Mudd tidbits.
Overnight Visits
Call the Admissions Office to set up an overnight stay at Mudd. They'll set you up with a host that has some things in common with you. If you just walk on campus with a sleeping bag and expect a place to stay, I'd recommend heading to Linde and asking for couch space. The office of admissions will usually give you free dining hall passes, but if the Admissions Office isn't open, you can always just find a student who will flex you in on their meal card. Mudders are very open.
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