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SAT scores needed to get into Harvey Mudd College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Harvey Mudd College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1530

The average composite SAT score for admitted Harvey Mudd College freshman is 1530 out of 1600. HMC students have the 4th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1530 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1490 to 1570

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1490 to 1570. The 75th percentile score is 1570 while the 25th percentile score is 1490.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by HMC but we estimate it to be around a 1450 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 785

The average score for HMC students on the math portion of the SAT is 785 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 770 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 745

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 720 to 770 and the average score for Harvey Mudd College students is 745.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

67 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Harvey Mudd College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Harvey Mudd College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 18%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.96.

Can I get into HMC with a 1570 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1570 or higher is very competitive at HMC and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 29% or higher.

Can I get into HMC with a 1530 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1530 to 1560 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 18% to 26%.

Can I get into HMC with a 1490 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1490 to 1520 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 10% to 16% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into HMC with a 1450 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1450 to 1480 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 9% chance of admission to HMC. SAT scores below 1450 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Harvey Mudd College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 40%
1590 37%
1580 33%
1570 29%
1560 26%
1550 23%
1540 20%
1530 18%
1520 16%
1510 14%
1500 12%
1490 10%
1480 9%
1470 8%
1460 7%
1450 6%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115409 IPEDS survey data for Harvey Mudd College.