Category: "Why Mudd"

Parent to Parent: Why Mudd?

Gary Hunter, a parent of one of the members of the Class of 2021, shared his thoughts about the cost and benefits associated with attending Harvey Mudd as part of a recent Facebook conversation. With his permission, we wanted to share his words with you: “It sounds like you’re not convinced it’s worth the money. […]

[Y HMC?] with Shifa Somji

For this [Y HMC?] post, we are talking to Shifa Somji! She first heard about Mudd as a sophomore in high school, when a senior at her school was admitted to Mudd and chose to attend. That put it on her radar, but it wasn’t until she visited Mudd that she knew for sure that […]

[Y HMC?] with Maya Abo Dominguez

For this [Y HMC?], we are talking to Maya Abo Dominguez, a junior computer science major at Mudd. She first heard about Mudd from a high school friend, who applied (and attended) as part of the class of 2020. The choice to come to Mudd was a collection of different things. One was the collaborative […]

[Y HMC?] with Kausik Das

For this [Y HMC?] post, we are talking to sophomore Kausik Das. He first heard about Mudd his senior year from his college counselor and several friends who had heard he wanted to study math. Intrigued, he ended up reading Professor Benjamin’s book The Magic of Math and deciding to apply. Kausik really liked the […]

[Y HMC?] with Jonathan Lo

For the next edition of [Y HMC?], we are meeting Jonathan Lo, a sophomore at Mudd! He first heard about Mudd through an admissions counselor who knew he was interested in both liberal arts and engineering. Though at first glance he didn’t find the website very intriguing, he had an opportunity to talk to a […]

[Y HMC?] With Katie Johnson

To help showcase what made different current students choose to attend Mudd, we’ll be asking some of them [Y HMC?] over the next few weeks. For today’s installment, we talked to Mudd sophomore Katie Johnson! Katie first heard about Mudd from her mother, who applied to Mudd for college but did not end up attending. […]

Why Mudd?

Today we have a guest blog by Eva ’23 on how she decided to come to Mudd and how those factors have played out in her first year experience. Hello! I’m Eva, Mudd Class of 2023. From Salt Lake City, Utah, I’m a prospective chemistry major with a passion for creative writing, climbing, and climate […]

Parent to Parent: Why Mudd?

As the parent of a Mudd freshman, I remember my son’s delight when he read the email saying he was accepted to HMC! He was ecstatic, jumping up and down about his acceptance. His reaction was a joy to watch. After all the work, stress, sacrifice and focus to take challenging math and STEM classes […]

Guest Post: Isaac Zinda on HSA at Mudd

Today’s guest post comes from Isaac Zinda (HMC ’20), who is a computer science major with a concentration in literature. Harvey Mudd’s humanities, social sciences, and arts (HSA) department offers a high concentration of unique upper level courses focusing on special topics, often focusing on timely issues (see the HSA courses for a list of […]

[Y HMC?] with Professor Breznay

Today is the last day of April and the final day to accept admissions to most colleges, marking the perfect ending for our series [Y HMC?]. We began this series with Professor Dato and since then have heard from Mudders of various majors, classes, interests, and with their own personal reasons for [Y] they chose […]