Top Reasons to Study Math at Harvey Mudd



College Factual ranked us among the best mathematics programs in the U.S. in 2017.


Awarded the first Award for Exemplary Program by the American Mathematical Society.


60 percent of mathematics majors go on to PhD programs.


Five MAA Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member.


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Harvey Mudd leads all other colleges and universities in the number of Interdisciplinary and Mathematical Competition in Modeling Outstanding awards won (top 10–12 papers from more than 600 entries).



We have had as many as five mathematics seniors win prestigious NSF fellowships for graduate study in one year!


Only undergraduate college in the last 30 years to have placed in the Putnam Top 5 schools twice.

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Our seniors have attended graduate schools in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, physics and economics, including Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Caltech, among others.



A team of mathematics and mathematics/CS majors won the 1996 Association for Computing Machinery Programming contest, topping more than 1,000 schools worldwide and making us the first undergraduate institution to do so (and the only one since).


A Mudd mathematics major won College Jeopardy!, which helped fund the RIF Mathematics Scholarship.

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Our Impressive Facts about the Department of Mathematics page has even more reasons to study mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.