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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 […]

[Y HMC?] with Althea Hansel

As Althea is wrapping up her time at Mudd, we asked her to think back on the time when Harvey Mudd wasn’t yet her school. She shares with us that her dad was the first to tell her about Mudd her freshman year of high school. He had seen promotional materials about HMC when he […]

[Y HMC?] with William La

We asked frosh William La, “Why Harvey Mudd?” and he answered, sharing with us his personal decision process. William is from San Diego, California and was invited to a conference for low-income students held at Pomona College his junior year of high school. William learned about the Claremont Consortium then and recalls that Harvey Mudd […]

[Y HMC?] with Katie Gruenhagen

Today we’re asking Katie Gruenhagen the question of the month, why Harvey Mudd? Katie fills a lot of roles across campus including, but not limited to: Sontag dorm proctor, Pomona Jazz band drummer, member of the DUCK! (Mudd’s improv group), HMC tour guide, grutor (grader-tutor), budding software engineer, and Mudder. Katie is from Clovis, California […]

[Y HMC?] with Lupe Quirarte

The next guest featured in our [Y HMC?] series is Mudd junior, Guadalupe Quirarte. Lupe is a joint physics-math major originally from Bellflower, a mere 45 minute drive from Harvey Mudd (contingent on traffic, of course). Guadalupe always liked STEM subjects in high school and she thought she might major in something like biomedical engineering […]

[Y HMC?] with Mason Acevedo

Today we are featuring one of our very own freshman blogger’s story of how he decided to attend Mudd. Enjoy! Hello! Mason here talking about my college decision! A Word of Advice This time of year is when most high-schoolers who choose to go to college decide where they’ll go.> This may seem like a […]

[Y HMC?] with Abtin Molavi

Today marks the end of our Admitted Students Program and as we say goodbye to our visitors, we welcome you back to the series [Y HMC?]! This week we will start by visiting with sophomore, Abtin Molavi. Abtin is a joint math and computer science major from Denver, Colorado. When Abtin was applying to schools, […]

[Y HMC?] with Mariesa Teo

Welcome to Part II of the [Y HMC?] series! Today I will share how frosh Mariesa Teo decided that Mudd was the place for her. Mariesa is originally from Singapore and attended high school in the UK. She knew she wanted to major in chemistry or physics and was seeking a small school focused on […]

Welcome to the Series! [Y HMC?]

Greetings! Every year, the office of admissions asks over 4,000 applicants to answer the “Why Mudd?” question: “What influenced you to apply to Harvey Mudd College? What about the HMC curriculum and community appeals to you?” Admissions decisions were released this past month and I shared with you my story of how I chose Mudd. […]