Harvey Mudd College was named one of the country’s top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2022 college guide, The Best 387 Colleges.
The Princeton Review chooses which colleges to include in the guide based on their outstanding educational programs, but does not rank the colleges academically. Instead, the guide usually ranks the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories from laboratory facilities to financial aid to campus food. The top 20 lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students currently attending the colleges.
For the 2022 edition, due to the fact that many students were not able to be present on their campus during the pandemic, the Princeton Review chose not to rank colleges in the 62 categories. Instead, the editors created 26 unranked “Great Lists,” which recognize colleges that have appeared frequently in the 26 categories in years past.
Harvey Mudd was featured on four such “Great Lists”: “Great Professor Accessibility,” “Great Professors,” “Students Study the Most,” and “LGBTQ-Friendly.”
In the most recent edition of the separate Princeton Review publication that comes out each spring, Best Value Colleges 2021, Harvey Mudd was ranked No. 1 for Best Career Placement, No. 2 for Top 20 Best Value Colleges for Students With No Demonstrated Need and No. 5 for Top 50 Best Value Colleges (Private Schools).
The Princeton Review’s profile of Harvey Mudd notes that “Professors are almost universally reported to be ‘incredible, ’’truly dedicated to undergraduate teaching,’ and ‘always willing to spend hours outside of class answering questions.’”
Students surveyed described themselves as “friendly, outgoing, and passionate about their (sometimes slightly weird) interests” and commented that “Harvey Mudd has a strong community of talented students that build each other up.”