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 2018-19

  • Number of students: 886
  • Gender ratio: 49 percent female, 51 percent male
  • Student distribution: 47 states/jurisdictions and 31 foreign countries
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Students living on campus: 98 percent

Faculty 2018-19

  • Faculty: 103 tenured or tenure track; 98 percent hold PhD or highest degree in field
  • Faculty gender ratio: 37 percent female, 63 percent male

Tuition and Financial Aid 2018–2019

  • Tuition: $56,331
  • Room and board: $18,127
  • Financial Aid: About 73 percent of students receive financial aid

Graduate Placement 2018

  • Graduate or professional school: 24 percent
  • Workforce: 67 percent
  • Median starting salary for Class of 2017: $92,499.50
  • Alumni: 6,903 and counting

Finances

  • Endowment: $317 million as of June 30, 2018
  • Budget for fiscal year 2017–2018: $67 million

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2019

  • No. 1 – Best Undergraduate Engineering Program, tied with Rose-Hulman
  • No. 4 – High School Counselors’ Top College Picks, tied with Amherst, Bowdoin, Swarthmore and Williams
  • No. 3 – Campus Ethnic Diversity, tied with Agnes Scott and Pine Manor
  • No. 8 – Most Innovative Schools, tied with Amherst, Carleton and Vassar
  • No. 18 – Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, tied with Colby, Westpoint and Wesleyan.
  • No. 18 — Best Undergraduate Teaching, tied with Middlebury and Smith
  • Selected – Economic Diversity list

PayScale 2017–2018

  • No. 1 – Highest Mid-Career Salaries, PayScale’s 2017-18 College Salary Report
  • No. 6 – Best Schools for Return on Investment, PayScale’s 2018 College ROI Report. (Harvey Mudd ranked No. 1 from 2012-2015)

Princeton Review 2018–2019

From The Best 384 Colleges, 2019 Edition:

  • No. 3 – “Students Study the Most”
  • No. 3 – “Most Accessible Professors”
  • No. 9 – “Best Science Lab Facilities”
  • No. 16 – “There’s a Game?”
  • No. 17 – “LGBTQ-Friendly”
  • No. 19 – “Professors Get High Marks”

From Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, 2018 edition:

  • No. 1 – Best Career Placement
  • No. 6 – Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back
  • No. 8– Top 25 Best Schools for Internships

Kiplinger’s 2018

  • No. 32 – Best Values in Private Colleges

Forbes 2018

  • No. 3 – Top 25 STEM Colleges
  • No. 5 – Top Liberal Arts Colleges
  • No. 23 – America’s Top Colleges, 2018

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