HMC Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Harvey Mudd College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into HMC? The school has a 13% acceptance rate. Last year, 538 out of 4,180 applicants were admitted making HMC a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 760
SAT Composite 25th 1470
SAT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 790
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1590
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Harvey Mudd College?

Harvey Mudd College typically requires applicants to be in the top 2 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1470 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1410. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1530 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Harvey Mudd College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1590 and Above Good >20%
1530 to 1590 Avg + 13%-20%
1470 to 1530 Avg - 8%-13%
1410 to 1470 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 1410 Low <5%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 32
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HMC?

Admission data indicates that HMC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Harvey Mudd College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Harvey Mudd College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >23%
33 to 35 Avg + 13%-23%
32 to 33 Avg - 9%-13%
31 to 32 Reach 7%-9%
Less than 31 Low <7%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Harvey Mudd College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Harvey Mudd College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,352 2,828 4,180
Accepted 270 268 538
Acceptance Rate 20% 9% 13%
Enrolled 98 118 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 44% 40%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 12 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Harvey Mudd College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Harvey Mudd College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Harvey Mudd College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115409 IPEDS survey data for Harvey Mudd College.