Harvey Mudd College - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Harvey Mudd College
Mailing Address: 301 Platt Blvd.
City: Claremont
State: CA
Postal Code: 91711
Country: United States
Phone 909-621-8011
Fax: 909-621-8967
Website: https://www.hmc.edu/

Head of Institution

Maria Klawe
President
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8120
Maria_Klawe@hmc.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Sue Lindley
EDP Administrator
Department of Engineering
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Parsons 2373
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8594
Fax: 909-621-8967
sue_lindley@hmc.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Los Angeles
This city's population (approx.): 3,844,000
Distance from Main Campus: 35

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 829
Total Graduate enrollment:
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

English- Four years
Mathematics- Calculus is required before entering in the fall.
Laboratory Science- At least one year of chemistry and one year of physics are required before entering in the fall

Every first-year applicant is required to take the College Board SAT or the ACT exam (including the writing component). All applicants are also required to take two SAT Subject Tests: Math Level 2 and a second exam of the candidate's choice.

Recommendations

The Admission Committee encourages students to pursue advanced course work, especially in science and mathematics, if their preparation allows.
Foreign Language- Two years
Social Science- Applicants are encouraged to elect at least two years of social science courses, including at least one year of history.
Lab Science- One year of biology
Personal Interview- Interviews are not required but are strongly recommended.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Jeffrey Groves
Dean of Faculty
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8022
Jeff_Groves@hmc.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Undergraduate Elizabeth Orwin Engineering (General)

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Design Education Engineering (General) INDEPT Gordon Krauss

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)
Engineering Undeclared Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Engineering
  1. Design (synthesis and analysis)
  2. Multidisciplinary Engineering Science
  3. Interdisciplinary Engineering Systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

Other Student Support Programs

Summer Institute:
Summer Institute is selective, highly coveted, long-standing summer program designed to ease students’ transition to Harvey Mudd. It is primarily aimed at underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (i.e., women, students of color, 1st-generation college students), but we encourage all incoming students to apply.

Participants will arrive on campus August 7, almost three weeks before New Student Orientation. In that time, students will enjoy making best friends, acclimating to their new life at Harvey Mudd and getting a sneak peak at the intellectual challenges awaiting them in their first semester in the Mudd.


HMC Mentoring Program:
The Harvey Mudd College Mentoring Program, Mudders Mentoring Mudders (M3), was created so alumni, faculty, and staff could provide support for Mudders from sophomore through senior years.

The program was conceived in 2011 by Lupita Bermudez ’09, as a result of the major impact a mentor made on her career at Harvey Mudd. After carrying out research in the primary literature, Lupita discovered that mentoring increases student retention and boosts students’ overall well-being. Furthermore, it has an especially large effect on underrepresented students, who often report feeling isolated at Harvey Mudd and typically have higher rates of attrition.

M3 is designed to provide support for Mudders at the fall of their sophomore years, which has traditionally been the most stressful point in college for students. Students report that in their second year, many of the support mechanisms present in the first year fall away, while their course load increases in intensity. The program is open to all students who apply.

Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) Supported Student Organizations:
https://www.hmc.edu/diversity/oid-supported-student-organizations/

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Clinic: Pioneered by the Department of Engineering in 1963, the Engineering Clinic brings together teams of juniors and seniors"working with faculty advisors and external liaison engineers"to solve real problems for clients in the public and private sector.

Clinic students plan and execute their projects; faculty members advise, coach, monitor, evaluate and provide feedback; and the liaisons ensure that the sponsors’ goals are achieved and that the design experience corresponds as closely as possible to what engineers encounter in actual practice. Thus, the questions and problems that student teams face are typical of those regularly confronted by practicing engineers, and the solutions they devise must work in practice, not just in theory.

Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing (E4): Design problems are, typically, open-ended and ill-structured. Students work in small teams applying techniques for solving design problems that are, normally, posed by not-for-profit clients. The project work is enhanced with lectures and reading on design theory and methods, and introduction to manufacturing techniques, project management techniques and engineering ethics. Enrollment limited to first-year students and sophomores, or by permission of the instructor.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

3/2 Program with Claremont McKenna College, 3/2 Program with Scripps College.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering 12 5 4 21
Totals: 12 5 4 21

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Engineering 5 3 8 0.00
Totals: 5 3 8 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 3
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 3

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

see catalog (on line at https://www.hmc.edu/registrar/academic-catalogue/)

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

see catalog (on line at https://www.hmc.edu/registrar/academic-catalogue/)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Scores from the TOEFL or IELTS are required. The minimum score required for the TOEFL examination is 600 (paper test) or 100 iBT (internet Based Test). The minimum score for the IELTS is 8. The requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS can be waived based on a request made by the applicant.

Residency Requirements

see catalog (on line at https://www.hmc.edu/registrar/academic-catalogue/)

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

see catalog (on line at https://www.hmc.edu/registrar/academic-catalogue/)

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 1
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 3

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $52,383
Room & Board: $17,501
Books & Supplies: $800
Other Expenses: $1,400
Estimated avg. course load per term: 17
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

https://www.hmc.edu/admission/

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,180
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 538
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 216
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 95%
Note: Data for A, B and C are for all applicants to HMC. D represents only those students who give us a rank.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 740 800
Reading Range: 680 780
Writing Range: 670 760
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 32 35

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering (B.S.) 0 11 68 78 157 0
Undeclared 220 189 8 0 417 0
Totals: 220 200 76 78 574 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 10 0 6 0 32 0 0 0 16 0 5 0 3 0 37 0 9 0 118 0
Women 3 0 10 0 15 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 0 0 36 0 14 0 102 0
Totals: 13 0 16 0 47 0 0 0 38 0 7 0 3 0 73 0 23 0 220 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Undeclared
Men 10 0 5 0 24 0 0 0 14 0 10 0 0 0 31 0 13 0 107 0
Women 12 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 27 0 6 0 82 0
Totals: 23 0 9 0 37 0 0 0 36 0 11 0 0 0 64 0 20 0 200 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 37 0
Women 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 31 0
Undeclared
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 6 0 5 0 13 0 0 0 20 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 8 0 76 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 42 0
Women 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 5 0 36 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 0 0 27 0 8 0 78 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 7 0 22 0 0 22 1 60 35 25
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 6 2 7 0 22 0 0 22 1 60 35 25

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 2 0 4 3 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 12 10 1 0 60
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 1 2 0 4 3 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 12 10 1 0 60

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Undeclared no Both None