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Harvey Mudd College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Harvey Mudd College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Harvey Mudd College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Harvey Mudd College was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Harvey Mudd College as #18 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Harvey Mudd College also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Harvey Mudd College?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Harvey Mudd College since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 15%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Harvey Mudd College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Harvey Mudd College  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Harvey Mudd College  ( 750 to 800 )
Harvey Mudd College received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Harvey Mudd College  ( 33 to 35 )

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Harvey Mudd College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Harvey Mudd College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Harvey Mudd College is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Harvey Mudd College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Harvey Mudd College has a freshmen retention rate of 98%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  98 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Harvey Mudd College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 86%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  86 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Harvey Mudd College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 902 undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College with 887 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

Harvey Mudd College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.98 out of 100, Harvey Mudd College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.98 out of 100
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How Much Does Harvey Mudd College Cost?

The overall average net price of Harvey Mudd College is $32,739. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Harvey Mudd College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,837 $13,571 $22,469 $20,701 $49,247

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Harvey Mudd College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Harvey Mudd College, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,001 a year. That adds up to $28,004 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Harvey Mudd College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Harvey Mudd College make about $88,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Harvey Mudd College students since it is 123% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Claremont, California. Harvey Mudd College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Harvey Mudd College

Contact details for Harvey Mudd College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8000

Harvey Mudd College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Engineering 83 $77,500
Mathematics & Computer Science 44 NA
Computer Science 42 $124,500
Physics 15 NA
Chemistry 9 NA
Mathematics 8 NA
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 NA
General Biology 1 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Harvey Mudd College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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