Aug 06, 2013 - Claremont, Calif. - Student feedback helped Harvey Mudd College get named one of the nation's top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review's 2014 college guide, The Best 378 Colleges. View The Princeton Review's 2014 "The Best 378 Colleges"
The Princeton Review, an educational services company, selected the 378 colleges—about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges—based on student surveys. "Every college in our book offers outstanding academics," said Robert Franek, the guide's author and publisher. "We don't rank them academically, 1 to 378, because they differ importantly in their academics, services and campus culture. That variety is their strength. Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall, but to give applicants the resources and campus feedback they need to choose, get into, pay for and graduate with a job from the college that's best for them."
The guide includes descriptions of each college with scores in eight main categories, including academics, selectivity, financial aid and campus life. The guide also lists the top 20 schools in 62 categories, based on a survey of 126,000 students (average 333 per college) who reported on their campus experiences.
Harvey Mudd is ranked No. 3 for “Best Science Lab Facilities,” No. 5 for "Students Study the Most" and No. 10 for "Professors Get High Marks."
Students described the academics at Harvey Mudd as rigorous, but said they felt strong support from professors and the student body. "The academic experience is heightened by the students...who act cooperatively rather than competitively to conquer the material rather than each other," wrote one survey respondent.
Surveyed students also praised their professors for being brilliant yet accessible. "Most of them know my name and will stop to talk any time," a student reported. "Lectures and office hours are amazing! Professors really want you to understand the material." Another student shared that HMC offers "a personalized education that you can't get at a larger technical school."
The editors of the Princeton Review described Harvey Mudd College as having an excellent program in the sciences and engineering with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a very high percentage of students who attend graduate school.
Student feedback helped Harvey Mudd College get named one of the nation's top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review's 2014 college guide, The Best 378 Colleges.
View The Princeton Review's 2014 "The Best 378 Colleges"
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