Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College, HMC, was established in December, 1955. It is a residential, liberal arts institute, and one of the members of the Claremont University Consortium. HMC was named in honor of its benefactor, Harvey Seeley Mudd. The campus occupies more than 35 acres in Claremont, California.

Harvey Mudd College offers a number of bachelor's degree programs in mathematics, science, humanities, social sciences, and engineering. The Princeton Review's 2010 edition placed HMC in its list of "The Best 371 Colleges". The college also the only undergraduate institute in America to bag 1st place in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in 1997.

The athletics teams of Harvey Mudd College, together with those of Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College, compete as one team. The men's teams are called the Stags, while the women's teams are nicknamed the Athenas. They are members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III.

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Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont , CA 91711
General Phone: (909) 621-8000

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Harvey Mudd Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science43biology, biochem/biophysics courses, biomathematics, chemistry, physics
Mathematics30mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering22computer science
Liberal Arts4economics, econometrics
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Harvey Mudd in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17913

Harvey Mudd Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harvey Mudd had a total enrollment of 735 students (742 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 20%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 47%
20-21 45%
22-24 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New Jersey3%
New York3%
New Mexico2%
West Virginia1%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%

Harvey Mudd Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Harvey Mudd Room and Board (2007)

Harvey Mudd offers campus housing for 732 of its 742 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Claremont, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 16 meals per week.

Harvey Mudd Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal690760
SAT Math740800
SAT Writing680760

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Harvey Mudd Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,402
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,402
Room and board $ 11,971
Room charge $ 6,290
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,681
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Harvey Mudd participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117100)

Harvey Mudd Faculty

Harvey Mudd has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year34$132,9088$114,800
Associate professoracademic year11$96,92710$93,655
Assistant professoracademic year11$68,48210$77,220
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year57$111,92930$90,138

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Harvey Mudd Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Track Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference

Harvey Mudd Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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