Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

The Harvey Mudd College Mission: To educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society. HMC offers extraordinary opportunities for high level research exclusively for undergraduate students in a collaborative and rigorous environment. As one of the Claremont Colleges, our students also draw on the resources of Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges. HMC graduates are among the most sought after by both graduate schools and employers.


Visit us! It is the best way to find out why Harvey Mudd College is a premiere engineering, science, and mathematics college rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Come to beautiful Southern California and meet our incredible students and faculty. Please see our Visit Calendar for our current schedule of campus tours, information sessions, and interviews.

As you consider Harvey Mudd College, please be aware of a few things that may differ about our application requirements:

  1. We require the SAT and/or ACT, but we do not require the optional SAT Essay nor the optional ACT Writing. You are not required to submit all of your test results, and we will consider your highest section scores across all SAT and/or ACT test dates that you submit.
  2. We require two SAT Subject Tests; one must be in Math Level 2 and the other in any subject of your choice, preferably not Math Level 1. You may self-report your test scores on your application or in the HMC Applicant Hub. 
  3. We require one letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher.
  4. We require one letter of recommendation from a humanities, social science, or art teacher. This includes but is not limited to English, social studies, world languages, and visual and performing arts.

Lastly, we look forward to guiding you. We know the college search process can be stressful and overwhelming, so let us help. Do not hesitate to contact our office with your questions and concerns.

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