Harvey Mudd Admits a Select Few

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Harvey Mudd Admits a Select Few

Campus Life is one of the many important aspects of a Harvey Mudd education.

Campus Life is one of the many important aspects of a Harvey Mudd education.

Edward Carreon - HMC.edu

Campus Life is one of the many important aspects of a Harvey Mudd education.

Edward Carreon - HMC.edu

Edward Carreon - HMC.edu

Campus Life is one of the many important aspects of a Harvey Mudd education.


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So far in 2019, The Armijo Signal has featured three of the seven campuses of the Claremont Colleges. Five of those colleges have been ranked in the top 20 colleges in California, and this issue introduced the fourth of our collection. (The fifth college will be shared in the May 1 issue.)

Harvey Mudd College received its charter in December of 1955, the year its namesake passed away. Two years later, the school opened its doors to students in Engineering, Science and Mathematics. Since that time, there have only been five presidents to the college, and the most recent one, Maria Klawe, is the first woman president of the institution.

The school has limited and very focused majors, allowing students to take part in research and development in sciences and mathematics. Students can also take part in the Study Abroad opportunities offered by the school.

Harvey Mudd shares its campus amenities with the other Claremont Colleges, including Pitzer, Scripps and Claremont McKenna, which The Armijo Signal has introduced January 15, February 1 and March 15 respectively. Harvey Mudd also benefits from diversity, like the other schools. “As one of the student support offices within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) serves as a social justice education hub for the entire Harvey Mudd campus community. OID is guided by three primary goals: to increase AwarenessAllyship and Action through our work,” according to the school’s website at https://www.hmc.edu.

The admissions process is very competitive and the school only had 844 students enrolled in 2017. The average SAT score for students who are accepted is 1570, higher than the average score seen at Harvard, Columbia or Yale. The average GPA is 4.15, so it will be a challenge for students who are not on the International Baccalaureate (IB) track, but those numbers are built on an average so it is still possible for outstanding students to become part of the Harvey Mudd experience.

It is expensive to attend Harvey Mudd College, but the school does offer several types of financial aid and students who are both determined to get in and qualified to attend will find a way to make it happen.

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