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 900 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 2070 - 2320 on the SAT exam, or 32 - 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 3.90 - 4. The acceptance rate of HMC is considered highly competitive, with only 20 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Harvey Mudd College was reported as 18.2% in Fall 2013 with over 3,540 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 SAT Scores: 2070 - 2320
  • HMC ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • HMC Average GPA: 3.90 - 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 on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 32.1%
  • 2010-2011: 23.4%
  • 2011-2012: 21.0%
  • 2012-2013: 19.2%
  • 2013-2014: 18.2%
  • Projected HMC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 20.5%

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 55.5%.

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Laguna College of Art and Design43.3%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to HMC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading680 - 760
Math720 - 800
Writing670 - 760
Total Score2070 - 2320
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math33 - 36
Composite Score32 - 35
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