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SAT scores needed to get into Harvey Mudd College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1520

The average composite SAT score for admitted Harvey Mudd College freshman is 1520 out of 1600. HMC students have the 21st highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1480 to 1560

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1480 to 1560. The 75th percentile score is 1560 while the 25th percentile score is 1480.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by HMC but we estimate it to be around a 1440 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 775

The average score for HMC students on the math portion of the SAT is 775 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 760 and the 75th percentile score 790.

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

43 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 13.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.96.

Can I get into HMC with a 1560 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1560 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 22% or higher.

Can I get into HMC with a 1520 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1520 to 1550 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 13% to 19%.

Can I get into HMC with a 1480 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1480 to 1510 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 7% to 11% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into HMC with a 1440 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1440 to 1470 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 6% chance of admission to HMC. SAT scores below 1440 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class
Admission chances to Harvey Mudd College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 35%
1590 31%
1580 28%
1570 25%
1560 22%
1550 19%
1540 17%
1530 15%
1520 13%
1510 11%
1500 10%
1490 8%
1480 7%
1470 6%
1460 5%
1450 5%
1440 4%
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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.