Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

#31 National Colleges

13.67% Admission Rate
Very Selective

893 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, very small, highly residential

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Harvey Mudd College (HMC) is a private college in Claremont, California, focused on science and engineering. It is part of the Claremont Colleges, which share adjoining campus grounds and resources. The college enrolls 902 undergraduate students as of 2021, and awards the Bachelor of Science degree.

The college was funded by the friends and family of Harvey Seeley Mudd, one of the initial investors in the Cyprus Mines Corporation, and named in his honor. Although involved in planning of the new institution, Mudd died before it opened in 1955. The campus was designed by Edward Durell Stone in a modernist style.

Admission to Harvey Mudd is highly competitive, and the college is known for its intense academic culture. Graduates earn the highest mid-career salaries of any college or university in the United States, according to data from

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Claremont, California

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Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)

Far West (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Bachelor's degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Engineering 39.3%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22.3%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 19.9%
Physical Sciences 11.4%
Mathematics And Statistics 3.8%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3.3%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1526 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 800 790 780
Verbal 770 740 710

ACT Scores

34 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 36 35 34
English 36 36 35