Aug 18, 2011 - Claremont, Calif. -
HMC is listed as one of “The Best 376 Colleges” profiled in the Princeton Review’s 2012 guidebook and is listed in the “Best in the West” section comprised of 121 schools.
HMC is ranked No. 2 for “Professors Get High Marks” and No. 1 for “Students Study the Most,” up from last year’s rankings of No. 10 and No. 3 respectively.
The guidebook is based on a survey of 122,000 students who rated their colleges in dozens of categories and reported on their campus experience, including topics ranging from professors to financial aid to campus food.
In the Princeton Review listing, HMC professors were praised by students for being accessible. “Most of them know my name and will stop to talk any time,” students reported to the survey. “Lectures and office hours are amazing! Professors really want you to understand the material.”
The listing described HMC as an excellent program in the sciences and engineering with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a very high percentage of students who go to graduate school. Among the student comments were that HMC offers “a personalized education that you can’t get at a larger technical school.”
Harvey Mudd College seeks 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.
The Princeton Review’s Online List of “The Best 376 Colleges”
The Princeton Review’s College Rankings
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