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[Y HMC?] with Katie Gruenhagen

April 18, 2019

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

April 16, 2019

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

April 11, 2019

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 […]

Hoch hacks

April 10, 2019

Hoch hack was a term introduced to me by Mariah Ewing sometime ago, I’m not exactly sure when. I do know, however, that Hoch hacks have had a profound impact on my experience at Harvey Mudd. You’ve probably seen life hacks before, and a Hoch hack is similar. It’s simply hack for the Hoch. If […]

Tip of the Month: Decisions, Decisions….

April 10, 2019

By now, you know what it is like to feel the validation and pride that comes with being offered admission to some of the best schools in the country. There is only one of you but several places where you think you would be happy, challenged, and fulfilled. How to decide between various excellent choices? […]

[Y HMC?] with Abtin Molavi

April 9, 2019

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, […]

HMC Honor Code

April 5, 2019

Hello prospective students! It’s Mason, talking about the Honor Code! You might be asking yourself, what is the Honor Code? Well, the Honor Code is a set of principles that all HMC students agree to follow when they come here. It’s an agreement between students that we will do the right thing in academic and […]

[Y HMC?] with Mariesa Teo

April 4, 2019

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?]

April 2, 2019

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. […]

This is Probably the Coolest Class I’ve Ever Taken

March 21, 2019

A long title, I know… but it’s true. This semester, I am in a class called EA174: Building Los Angeles. It’s an environmental analysis class that is taught jointly by Mudd and Pomona. This is part of the reason why it’s so great – because it fulfills one of my HSA concentration requirements as well as […]