Harvey Mudd College is ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree in engineering. Last year the College tied for first place, and has shared the No. 1 spot with Rose-Hulman three out of the past five years.
Harvey Mudd’s engineering department was also recognized in the “Best in the Specialties” section, coming in at No. 4 for electrical/electronic/communications engineering, No. 5 for civil engineering and No. 2 for mechanical engineering. Harvey Mudd offers a broad yet deep general engineering degree that emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning and team-based projects with real-world applications.
Harvey Mudd moved up to No. 6 this year on the list of Most Innovative Schools, tied with Spelman College. The ranking highlights colleges making the most innovative improvements in areas such as curriculum and student life. Last year Harvey Mudd shared the No. 8 spot with Amherst, Carleton and Vassar.
The College ranked No. 19 on the Best Undergraduate Teaching list, tied this year with Reed College.
In the overall ranking of national liberal arts colleges, Harvey Mudd shares the No. 23 spot with University of Richmond.
In the category of Campus Ethnic Diversity, an unranked list, Harvey Mudd came in near the top with a score of 0.72. Increasing diversity has been a strategic priority for Harvey Mudd; the 2015–2016 entering class was the most ethnically diverse in the College’s history, and each incoming class since has contributed to building a more diverse community.
Harvey Mudd was also on the unranked list of top colleges for economic diversity, with 14 percent of students receiving Pell grants.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings were based on a selection of indicators of quality, including: Outcomes (35%) Expert Opinion (20%), Faculty Resources (20%), Financial Resources (10%), Student Excellence (10%) and Alumni Giving (5%).