Harvey Mudd College (HMC)

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Harvey Mudd College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Claremont, CA, a predominately suburban area. The small size of enrollment, which is about 1000 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1490 - 1570 on the SAT exam, or 33 - 35 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the HMC average GPA range for accepted students is around 4.00 - 4. The acceptance rate of HMC is considered highly competitive, with only 10 percent of students which applied being accepted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .hmc.edu.

Overall HMC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Harvey Mudd College was reported as 13.7% in Fall 2020 with over 4,050 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • HMC ACT Scores: 33 - 35
  • HMC Average GPA: 4.00 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Harvey Mudd College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to HMC is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Harvey Mudd College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 12.9%
  • 2017-2018: 15.4%
  • 2018-2019: 14.5%
  • 2019-2020: 13.7%
  • Projected HMC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 13.2%

How Does HMC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Harvey Mudd College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HMC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading710 - 770
Math780 - 800
Total Score1490 - 1570
ACT®Score Range
English35 - 36
Math34 - 36
Composite Score33 - 35
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