Survey Says …

“The FAST Program changed my perceptions about Harvey Mudd completely. I did not know much about Harvey Mudd, just about certain aspects described on its website. Actually having the chance to visit the college would have been nearly impossible due to my financial situation, so I saw, and still see, the FAST Program as a blessing.”

“The Fall FAST Program made me 100 percent more excited to apply to Harvey Mudd this fall.”

“My host and I were very similar in extracurricular interests, and she was really friendly. It made the experience a lot more enjoyable, and I learned a lot about Harvey Mudd from someone who cares about the same things.”

“I really enjoyed staying with current students and interacting closely with them as well as the staff. It gave me good insight into what makes Harvey Mudd unique. The whole program was very energetic and interactive.”

“I would consider FAST a life-changing experience in how it opened my eyes to a college that was previously a wild card for me. It also revealed to me a lot about college life in general, which is helpful for me now as I am applying to any college. I’m so thankful for having the opportunity (and I know a lot of others are too, like the prefrosh I stayed with) and I sincerely hope others in the future have the same.”

“I liked the fact that students can participate in Clinic and work to solve real-world problems. The program was really enjoyable and I got the chance to meet other teens who share similar interests.”

“As delicious as the food was, it comes in at a close second. What I enjoyed most about the FAST Program was the hospitality and kindness given by the Harvey Mudd faculty, staff and students. Thank you again for your kindness.”

“The class visits were great. They really helped me to understand the classroom dynamic and to see how students interacted with their professors.”

“I really liked going to classes, touring labs and then staying in the dorms. The cumulative experience really changed my opinions about Harvey Mudd and I’m very excited to start my fall application.”

“The program helped me understand the Harvey Mudd environment and what kind of students Mudd is looking for.”

“The small size of the group made everything feel more personal.”

“Diversity workshop was the complete highlight of the trip. Also the community of Mudd students is something that should be much more advertised because I fell completely in love with the school.”

“I really got a sense of what college students at Mudd are like, and just life in general. I got a taste of everything, from classes to meals to staying in dorms with college students. It was nice because I had the opportunity to talk and connect with both students and faculty and see what Mudd is all about. I had visited the campus twice before I came to FAST, but it wasn’t until I came to FAST that I really knew Harvey Mudd.”