Harvey Mudd College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Harvey Mudd College was founded in 1955 by a group of Southern California business and civic leaders who wanted to provide a quality education to the region’s residents. The college was named after Harvey Mudd, a prominent engineer and philanthropist who had recently died. The college opened its doors in 1957 with an initial enrollment of just over 100 students.

In the early years, the college focused on providing engineering and science education to its students. Over time, it expanded its offerings to include mathematics, computer science, physics, and chemistry. In 1983, Harvey Mudd College became part of the Claremont Colleges consortium, which allowed it to offer even more courses and educational opportunities. With the addition of humanities courses such as history and literature in 1993, Harvey Mudd College began offering a more comprehensive liberal arts education. Today, Harvey Mudd College is one of the most selective undergraduate institutions in the country with an acceptance rate of only 16%. It has also become known for its innovative curriculum that combines rigorous academics with real-world experience through internships and research projects.

Harvey Mudd College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Harvey Mudd College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Harvey Mudd College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Harvey Mudd College is one of the most selective colleges in the United States. For the class of 2024, the school received 7,898 applications and accepted only 810 students, resulting in an acceptance rate of 10.3%. This is a decrease from last year’s acceptance rate of 11.5%. Of those accepted, 61% are female and 39% are male. Among those accepted, 35% identified as students of color and 45% were first-generation college students. The average SAT score for admitted students was 1510 out of 1600 and the average ACT score was 34 out of 36. The middle 50th percentile range for SAT scores was 1450-1560 while the middle 50th percentile range for ACT scores was 33-35. In addition to academic qualifications, Harvey Mudd College also considers a variety of extracurricular activities and personal achievements when making admissions decisions. The college looks for applicants who are passionate about their interests and demonstrate leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 25%
Early decision acceptance rate 29%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 25%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,508
Female applicants 676
Male applicants 1,832
Applicants accepted 638
Female applicants accepted 326
Male applicants accepted 312
Freshman enrollment 196
Female freshman enrollment 101
Male freshman enrollment 95
Early decision applicants 212
Early decision applicants accepted 61
Early decision applicants enrolled 59
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 30%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 500
Students accepting place on wait list 272
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 61%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 94%
SAT Critical Reading average score 718
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-760
SAT Math average score 758
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 740-800
SAT Writing average score 711
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 668-760
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 33
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 33-35