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Chances of getting into Harvey Mudd College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
18%
Admission Difficulty for Harvey Mudd College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into HMC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at HMC is 18%.  It ranks #9 in California and #44 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. HMC is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 610 out of 3,397 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 1 percent (SAT 1490/1570 ACT 34/35). Harvey Mudd College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.96. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The HMC application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 2.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Harvey Mudd College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 67% of students submitted SAT scores and 50% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

HMC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1490-1570
Applicants Submitting SAT 
67%
SAT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 720
SAT Math 25th 770
SAT Composite 25th 1490
SAT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1570
Average SAT Score 1530

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

Harvey Mudd College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1490 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 1450. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1530 out of 1600. HMC ranks #2 in California and #4 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Harvey Mudd College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1570 and Above Good >29%
1530 to 1570 Avg + 18%-29%
1490 to 1530 Avg - 10%-18%
1450 to 1490 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1450 Low <6%
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HMC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
34-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
50%
ACT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 34
ACT Math 25th 33
ACT Composite 25th 34
ACT Scores for Harvey Mudd College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 36
ACT Math 75th 36
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 34

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 34 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 1 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 34 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. The school ranks #2 in California and #5 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Harvey Mudd College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Harvey Mudd College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
35 and Above Good >44%
34 to 35 Avg + 18%-44%
34 to 34 Avg - 18%-18%
34 to 34 Reach 18%-18%
Less than 34 Low <18%
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HMC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.96*
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Harvey Mudd College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into HMC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Harvey Mudd College was 3.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as HMC is a very selective school.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.96 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Harvey Mudd College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,121 2,276 3,397
Accepted 323 287 610
Acceptance Rate 29% 13% 18%
Enrolled 98 111 209
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 39% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 2, 2023
Days left to Apply
27

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 2, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Harvey Mudd College is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Harvey Mudd College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Harvey Mudd College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Harvey Mudd College prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to HMC. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Harvey Mudd College?

18% of those who apply are granted admission to HMC. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Harvey Mudd College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1490 and 1570. 67% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Harvey Mudd College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 34 and 35. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.