Harvey Mudd College

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Group.png Harvey Mudd College  
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HeadquartersClaremont, California, USA
Type• Private
• liberal arts
Private college in Claremont, California, focused on science and engineering.

Harvey Mudd College (HMC) is a private college in Claremont, California, focused on science and engineering. It is part of the Claremont Colleges, which share adjoining campus grounds and resources. The college enrolls 895 undergraduate students as of 2019, and awards the Bachelor of Science degree.

The college was funded by the friends and family of Harvey Seeley Mudd, one of the initial investors in the Cyprus Mines Corporation, and named in his honor.[1] Although involved in planning of the new institution, Mudd died before it opened in 1955. The campus was designed by Edward Durell Stone in a modernist style.

Admission to Harvey Mudd is highly competitive, and the college is known for its intense academic culture.[2]

HMC offers four-year degrees in chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, and engineering, interdisciplinary degrees in mathematical biology, and joint majors in computer science and mathematics; or in biology and chemistry. Students may also elect an Individual Program of Study (IPS) or an off-campus major offered by any of the other Claremont Colleges, provided one also completes a minor in one of the technical fields that Harvey Mudd offers as a major.[3]

All HMC students are required to take the college's Common Core Curriculum,[4] typically throughout their freshman and sophomore years. This includes courses in computer science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, writing, and a critical inquiry course.


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  1. ttps://www.hmc.edu/about-hmc/history/
  2. Fiske, Edward B. (June 15, 2019). Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 (36th ed.). Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks. pp. 150–151.
  3. https://www.hmc.edu/registrar/academic-catalogue/
  4. https://www.hmc.edu/academics/common-core-curriculum/