Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

California, United States | Private


Harvey Mudd College is one of America's best schools for undergraduate studies in engineering and science. It is a private non-profit institution established in the year 1955. The school offers four-year degrees in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, and engineering. It also offers interdisciplinary degrees in mathematical biology as well as a joint majors in biology and chemistry or in computer science and mathematics.

Harvey Mudd College is a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium. Through this collaboration, students are given the privilege to share university resources such as libraries, dining halls, health services and campus security with the other Claremont Colleges. In addition, students at Harvey Mudd College take classes at other undergraduate Claremont colleges that make up the consortium.

The school has affiliations with Oberlin Group, Annapolis Group, Claremont Colleges, NAICU, and CLAC. In 2017, it was ranked as the 12th best U.S. liberal arts college by the U.S. News & World Report's 2017 America's Best Colleges.



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Harvey Mudd College is located in Claremont, California, USA. The city lies on the eastern part of Los Angeles County, California and has a population of over 36,283. It has an urban setting and lots of tree-lined streets with numerous historic buildings. As a matter of fact, it was rated as the fifth best place to live in the United States by CNN/Money magazine.

Claremont is primarily residential. However, several of its commercial activities take place in "The Village," which is a popular collection of street-front small stores, art galleries, boutiques, offices, restaurants, shopping malls adjacent to the Claremont Colleges. The city has a reliable transportation system. It features a commuter train service which is provided by Metrolink as well as a bus transportation system known as the Foothill Transit.


Several infrastructures can be found on campus, this includes both old and new structures. The original structures on campus feature several knobbly concrete squares that are referred to as “warts.” As a matter of fact, the campus does not really seem to have a nice aesthetic sight. Other structures on campus include the university library, several lecture rooms, laboratories, seminar rooms, and other faculty buildings. The school also has a well-established housing unit with lots of halls of residence domiciled on campus.

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Harvey Mudd College offers a number of housing options to students such as single room, shared room, and other private styled apartments. There are several halls with various housing units, including the Mildred E. Mudd Hall, West Hall, North Hall, Marks Residence Hall, J. L. Atwood Residence Hall, Case Residence Hall, Ronald, and Maxine Linde Residence Hall, Frederick and Susan Sontag Residence Hall, as well as Wayne and Julie Drinkward Residence Hall. Each room is well furnished with basic amenities and has all that's needed for a comfortable living.


Harvey Mudd College has a faulty to student ratio of 1:10, comprising of 83 academic staff and 807 undergraduate students. The school is quite small and has more than fifty percent of its class size of fewer than 20 students. More so, there is an established rapport between the students and lecturers.

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Harvey Mudd College has a graduation rate of 90%. The school has a long history and good reputation nationwide. For these reasons, most graduates of the institution do not fond it hard to getting employed.

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