Fast Facts: Harvey Mudd College

History

  • Founded: 1955
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor of science
  • Majors: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, independent study program, off-campus major, and joint programs in chemistry and biology, computer science and mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematics and physics.

Students

  • Number of students: 829
  • Gender ratio: 46 percent female, 54 percent male
  • Student distribution: 48 states and 26 foreign countries
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Students living on campus: 99 percent

Faculty

  • Faculty: 100 tenured or tenure track; all hold PhD or highest degree in field
  • Faculty gender ratio: 38 percent female, 62 percent male

Tuition and Financial Aid 2017–18

  • Tuition: $54,347
  • Room and board: $17,592
  • Financial Aid: About 75 percent of students receive financial aid

Graduate Placement 2017

  • Graduate or professional school: 28 percent
  • Workforce: 58 percent
  • Median starting salary for Class of 2017: $87,499.50
  • Alumni: 6,858 and counting

Finances

  • Endowment: $273 million as of June 30, 2016
  • Budget for fiscal year 2015–2016: $65 million

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018

  • No. 1 – Best Undergraduate Engineering Program, tied with Rose-Hulman
  • No. 5 – High School Counselors’ Top College Picks, tied with Bowdoin, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley
  • No. 5 – Campus Ethnic Diversity, tied with Wellesley
  • No. 7 – Most Innovative Schools
  • No. 12 – Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, tied with Colby, Colgate, Smith, United States Military Academy and Vassar
  • No. 20 – Economic Diversity
  • Selected – Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects (unranked list)
  • Selected – Senior Capstone Project (unranked list)

PayScale 2017-18

  • No. 1 – Highest Mid-Career Salaries, PayScale’s 2017-18 College Salary Report
  • No. 2 – Best Schools for Return on Investment, PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report. (Harvey Mudd ranked No. 1 from 2012-2015)

Princeton Review 2017-18

From The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition:

  • No. 1 – “Students Study the Most”
  • No. 5 – “Best Science Lab Facilities”
  • No. 9 – “Most Accessible Professors”
  • No. 12 – “There’s a Game?”
  • No. 13 – “LGBTQ-Friendly”
  • No. 16 – “Professors Get High Marks”

From Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, 2017 edition:

  • No. 2 – Best Career Placement
  • No. 4 – Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back

Kiplinger’s 2016

  • No. 31 – Best Values in Private Colleges
  • No. 10 – Ten Great Colleges Where Your Kid Can Graduate in Four Years or Less
  • No. 7 – Great Colleges Where Alumni Earn the Most Money

Forbes 2017

  • No. 3 – Top 25 STEM Colleges
  • No. 5 – Top Liberal Arts Colleges.
  • No. 18 – America’s Top Colleges, 2017

Faculty Awards and Accolades

  • National Academy of Engineering’s 2012 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
  • Inaugural American Mathematical Society Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, 2005
  • Five Mathematical Association of America Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member
  • Two Mathematical Association of America Haimo Awards for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics
  • Three NSF Career Awards recognizing extraordinary faculty in early stages of their careers, for faculty in the Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science departments
  • American Physical Society’s Prize to a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution
  • Council of Undergraduate Research Fellow, Chemistry Department
  • Four Henry Dreyfus Teacher–Scholars in Chemistry, based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates and a compelling commitment to teaching