Harvey Mudd Named a “Best Value College” by Princeton Review

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Harvey Mudd College is one of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges” according to The Princeton Review’s newly released book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

The book profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges based on assessments covering academics, cost of attending and financial aid.

“We salute these colleges,” said Robert Franek, the guidebook’s lead author, “for their outstanding academics and affordability either via their comparatively low sticker prices or generous financial aid awards to students with need—or both.”

In its profile of Harvey Mudd, the book highlights the College’s mission to educate future engineers, scientists and mathematicians, as well as the accessibility of professors and the collaborative spirit of the student body.

Students described Harvey Mudd as a place where “everyone is literate in every branch of science,” “the honor code is an integral part of the College” and there are “great people and community.” Students described themselves as having “a brimming passion for science and a love of knowledge for its own sake.” And said they “tend to bond together easily over difficult homework.”

The Princeton Review chose colleges based on academic and financial data collected during 2012-2013. The educational services company also factored in responses to surveys of students at the schools over the past three years regarding their academic experiences and satisfaction with their financial aid awards.

The 2014 “Best Value Colleges” list can be viewed at USA Today, the Princeton Review’s publishing partner for the Best Value Colleges project.