Resources › For Students and Parents Harvey Mudd College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Imagine / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.5 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated August 17, 2019 Harvey Mudd is a private undergraduate science and engineering college with an acceptance rate of 14%. Unlike most of the top engineering schools in the country, Harvey Mudd College is focused entirely on undergraduate education, and the college frequently ranks #1 or #2 among top undergraduate engineering colleges. The curriculum has a strong foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences, and academics are supported by an 8-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Harvey Mudd graduates have some of the highest average salaries of any college in the country. Located in Claremont, California, Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont Colleges with Scripps College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, and Pomona College. Students at any of these five highly selective colleges can easily cross-register for courses on the other campuses, and the schools share many resources. On the athletic front, the Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer teams play as one; they fall within the NCAA Division III, in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Considering applying to this highly selective college? Here are the Harvey Mudd admissions statistics you should know. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Harvey Mudd had an acceptance rate of 14%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 14 students were admitted, making Harvey Mudd's admissions process highly competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 4,101 Percent Admitted 14% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 39% SAT Scores and Requirements Harvey Mudd requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 67% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 720 760 Math 770 800 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Harvey Mudd's admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Harvey Mudd scored between 720 and 760, while 25% scored below 720 and 25% scored above 760. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 770 and 800, while 25% scored below 770 and 25% scored a perfect 800. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1560 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Harvey Mudd. Requirements Harvey Mudd does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Harvey Mudd participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Harvey Mudd requires that all applicants submit the SAT Math 2 test and one additional SAT Subject test. ACT Score and Requirements Harvey Mudd College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 50% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 34 36 Math 34 35 Composite 34 35 This admissions data tells us that most of Harvey Mudd's admitted students fall within the top 1% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Harvey Mudd received a composite ACT score between 34 and 35, while 25% scored above 35 and 25% scored below 34. Requirements Harvey Mudd does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many schools, Harvey Mudd superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. Regardless of whether you submit the ACT or SAT, Harvey Mudd requires that all applicants submit the SAT Math 2 test and one additional SAT Subject test. GPA Harvey Mudd College does not report data about admitted students' high school GPAs. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Harvey Mudd College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Harvey Mudd College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Harvey Mudd College has a highly competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Harvey Mudd has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay, supplemental essay, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Harvey Mudd's average range. While not required, Harvey Mudd strongly recommends that applicants schedule an optional interview. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that nearly all successful applicants had "A" averages, combined SAT scores of 1400 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher. The higher your grades and test scores, the better your chance of getting an acceptance. If You Like Harvey Mudd College, You May Also Like These Schools Cornell UniversityCal PolyPrinceton UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityRice UniversityNorthwestern UniversityYale UniversityCarnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of California - BerkeleyUniversity of PennsylvaniaMassachusetts Institute of Technology All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Harvey Mudd College Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Pomona College's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Scripps College's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Pitzer College's Admissions Process? 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