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Meet the Social Media Interns: Serena Mao

Serena sticking her tongue out next to a large stone gargoyle

Hey there, prospective Mudder! I’m Serena Mao from the Bay Area, California, and I’m interning for the admission office here at Harvey Mudd College this fall. Currently, even though I’m still a freshman, I’m thinking of majoring in computer science—something that may or may not change as I explore my options. Jumping right in, Mudd […]

Major Mondays: Computer Science

An interview with Henley Sartin ’22, Computer Science major. How did you pick your major? So, I picked my major because I really liked CS5(Mudd’s Intro to CS Course)Then I took through CS70 and I kind of just fell in love with it and that kind of solidified my decision. I really enjoyed pair programming […]

Self-reported Test Scores and other Testing updates

[Note: This post was originally published on November 7, 2017 and has been updated for the 2022 application process.] Harvey Mudd started accepting self-reported test scores in November 2017 for students applying for first-year and transfer admission. We made this change in our policy in order to alleviate some of the stress and cost of […]

Meet the Tour Guides: Kathleen Durkin

  Hi! My name is Kathleen ‘23 and I am a studying Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB) major with a concentration in Environmental Analysis! This year I am working as a Tour Guide with the Office of Admission.  The Admitted Students Program (ASP) had a huge influence on my decision to come to Mudd. Mudd was already […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with SPLS

Harvey Mudd has just about every kind of club you can think of. Ranging from special interests orgs, like Boba Club, to media based clubs, like the student newspaper, to one’s focused on student identities. Society of Professional Latinos in STEM (SPLS), strives to promote the inclusion, acceptance, and celebration of all Hispanic/Latinx cultures on […]

Tip of the Month: Let’s Talk Financial Aid

As you prepare to submit your admission applications, don’t forget to apply for financial aid! Need-Based Aid Forms to Complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by U. S. colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. The FAFSA became available this year on October 1st. You […]

Meet the Tour Guides: Julia Qian

Hi! My name is Julia ‘22! I am a Computer Science and Linguistics double major. I heard about HMC when I was researching undergraduate-only schools that offered majors in STEM, specifically computational biology. Clearly, I didn’t end up pursuing that path entirely. When deciding to attend Mudd, I really appreciated the opportunity to build relationships […]

Meet the Tour Guides: Melis

Melis posing with the HMC sign

Hi! My name is Melis ’23. I am an Engineering major with a concentration in political studies. I am I chose HMC over other colleges because I really liked the community-based approach and our mission statement. I knew that I wanted to go to school somewhere where collaboration took priority over competition and Mudd excels […]

Meet the Tour Guides: Nandini

Nandini on a city street

Nandini is originally from Delhi, India but grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. When applying to colleges, Nandini was looking for colleges that would cater to her interests in Engineering as well as Economics and Environmental Politics. Her high school counselor recommended Mudd because it checked most of her boxes and is a liberal […]

Meet the Tour Guides: Cooper Nissenbaum

 Meet Cooper! Cooper first heard about Harvey Mudd from his mother, who encouraged him to visit the HMC table at his high school’s college fair. On the east coast, Harvey Mudd did not have a big presence, but Cooper decided to go up to and chat with the HMC representative. After learning about the student […]