Harvey Mudd College was ranked No. 3 for “Top 75 Best Value Colleges” in The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2020, moving up from last year’s No. 6 spot.
The College again ranked No. 1 for “Best Career Placement,” the fourth time it has taken the top spot in the past five years.
The Princeton Review selected the 200 colleges on its list based on surveys of administrators and students during the 2018–2019 academic year. The surveys covered academics, tuition fees, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries and career services. The Princeton Review also used data from PayScale.com’s surveys of alumni about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction.
The Best Value Colleges does not provide an overall ranking of the 200 colleges profiled in the list, but instead features seven categories of ranking lists.
Harvey Mudd’s Office of Career Services (OCS) assists students in every stage of career development, from selecting a major and searching for jobs and internships to exploring careers and researching graduate schools. The office organizes well-attended fall and spring career fairs, which connect students with more than 150 prospective employers per year, allowing them to forge relationships with industry participants and to secure jobs and internships. OCS also offers many programs to help prepare students for life after Harvey Mudd, including networking workshops, mock interview training and a variety of career information sessions featuring alumni and non-alumni recruiters.
In addition to placing in the “Top 75 Best Value Colleges” and “Best Career Placement” lists, Harvey Mudd ranked No. 1 for “Top 25 Best Value Colleges for Students With No Demonstrated Need.” Harvey Mudd meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all students, and 75 percent of students receive need-based or merit awards, or a combination.