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Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
(HMC) is a private residential liberal arts college of science, engineering and mathematics, founded in 1955 and located in Claremont, California, United States. It is one of the institutions of the contiguous Claremont Colleges (the others are Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University
and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences), which share adjoining campus grounds. Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
shares university resources such as libraries, dining halls, health services and campus security with the other Claremont Colleges, although each college is independently managed, with their own faculty, board of trustees, endowment, and admissions procedures. Students at Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
may take classes (acceptable for academic credit at Harvey Mudd College) at the other four undergraduate Claremont colleges. The Bachelor of Science diploma received at graduation is issued by Harvey Mudd College. The college is named after Harvey Seeley Mudd, one of the initial investors in the Cyprus Mines Corporation. Although involved in the planning of the new institution, Mudd died before it opened. Harvey Mudd College was funded by Mudd's friends and family, and named in his honor.[4]

Contents

1 Academics

1.1 Admissions 1.2 Rankings

2 Tuition and other costs 3 Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
dormitories 4 College traditions 5 Athletics

5.1 Athletics history 5.2 Sports 5.3 Athletic facilities

6 Architecture 7 Relations with Caltech 8 Notable alumni 9 Notable faculty 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Academics[edit]

Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
entrance on Dartmouth Ave.[5]

HMC offers four-year degrees in chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, and engineering, as well as interdisciplinary degrees in mathematical biology, and a joint major in either computer science and mathematics; or biology and chemistry. Students may also elect to complete an Individual Program of Study (IPS) made up of courses of their own choosing. Usually between two and five students graduate with an IPS degree each year. Finally, one may choose an off-campus major offered by any of the other Claremont Colleges, provided one also completes a minor in one of the technical fields that Harvey Mudd offers as a major.[6] Admissions[edit] For the class of 2020, Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
received 4,180 applications and admitted 538 applicants (a 12.9% acceptance rate). Of the 216 freshmen who enrolled, the middle 50% of SAT
SAT
scores were 740–800 in mathematics, 680–780 in critical reading, and 670–760 in writing, while the ACT Composite range was 32–35.[7] Harvey Mudd College, along with Wake Forest University, long held out as the last four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. to accept only SAT
SAT
and not ACT test scores in their admissions process.[8] In August 2007, however, at the beginning of the application process for the class of 2012, HMC began accepting ACT results,[9] a year after Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University
abandoned its former SAT-only policy.[8] Rankings[edit]

University rankings

National

Forbes[10] 18

Liberal arts colleges

U.S. News & World Report[11] 12

Washington Monthly[12] 2

Harvey Mudd maintains the highest rate of science and engineering Ph.D. production among all undergraduate colleges and second highest ( Caltech
Caltech
ranks first and MIT
MIT
third) compared to all universities and colleges, according to a 2008 report by the National Science Foundation.[13] Money magazine ranked Harvey Mudd 79th in the country out of the nearly 1500 schools it evaluated for its 2016 Best Colleges ranking.[14] The Daily Beast ranked Harvey Mudd 78th in the country out of the nearly 2000 schools it evaluated for its 2013 Best Colleges ranking.[15] According to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 America's Best Colleges rankings, Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
is tied for the 12th best liberal arts college in the United States
United States
and is rated 1st among undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. whose highest degree is a Master's.[16] Forbes
Forbes
in 2017 rated Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
No. 18 in its "America's Top Colleges" ranking, which includes 660 military academies, national universities and liberal arts colleges. As of 2007, the median GPA of Harvey Mudd students was 3.35, behind other peer institutions; only seven students in the history of the college have achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.[17] In 1997, Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
became the sole American undergraduate-only institution ever to win 1st place in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.[18] As of 2017, no American school has won the world competition since.[19] In 2006, the Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
mathematics department received the American Mathematical Society
American Mathematical Society
award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics
Mathematics
Department.[20] Two of the department's alumni, Joshua Greene and Aaron Archer, were winners[21] and honorable mention[22] for the Morgan Prize in 2002 and 1998 respectively. The Morgan Prize is an annual award given to an undergraduate student in the US, Canada, or Mexico who demonstrates superior mathematics research. Tuition and other costs[edit] In 2016, Harvey Mudd was for the second year in a row the most expensive college in the United States, with the total annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees, and room and board) being $69,717. About 70% of freshmen receive financial aid.[23] Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
dormitories[edit]

View of central campus, looking out of the former Norman F. Sprague Memorial Library.

The official names for the dormitories of Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
are (listed in order of construction):[24]

Mildred E. Mudd Hall ("East") West Hall ("West") North Hall ("North") Marks Residence Hall ("South") J. L. Atwood Residence Hall (Atwood) Case Residence Hall (Case) Ronald and Maxine Linde Residence Hall (Linde) Frederick and Susan Sontag Residence Hall (Sontag) Wayne and Julie Drinkward Residence Hall (Drinkward)[25]

Until the addition of the Linde and Sontag dorms, Atwood and Case dorms were occasionally referred to as New Dorm and New Dorm II; Mildred E. Mudd Hall and Marks Hall are almost invariably referred to as East dorm and South dorm. During the construction of Case Dorm some students decided as a prank to move all of the survey stakes exactly six inches in one direction.[26]

Galileo Hall and Hixon Courtyard

South Dorm is in the northwest corner of the quad. "East" was the first dorm, but it wasn't until "West" was built west of it that it was actually referred to as "East". Then "North" was built, directly north of "East". When the fourth dorm (Marks) was built, there was one corner of the quad available (the northwest) and one directional name, "South", remaining.[27] To this day "South" dorm is the northernmost HMC dorm. The fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth dorms built are Atwood, Case, Linde, Sontag, and Drinkward, respectively. They were initially referred to as "the colonies" by some students, a reference to the fact that they were newer and at the farthest end of the campus; these dorms are now more commonly referred to as "the outer dorms." The college had initially purchased an apartment building adjacent to the newer dorms to house additional students, but it was demolished to make room for Sontag. Since any HMC student, regardless of class year, can live in any of the dormitories, several of the dorms have accumulated long-standing traditions and so-called 'personalities'.[28] College traditions[edit] A student-led organization, "Increasing Harvey Mudd's Traditional Practices" (IHTP), works to revive college traditions that have slowly faded over the years, and also starts new traditions that the group hopes to see take root on campus. It hosts annual events such as the 5-Class Competition, Friday Nooners, Wednesday Nighters, Frosh/Soph Games, and the Thomas-Garrett Affair.[29] Athletics[edit]

Axelrood Pool

The school's athletic program participates, in conjunction with Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College
and Scripps College
Scripps College
(other consortium members) and are named Claremont–Mudd–Scripps.[30] The teams participate in NCAA Division III
NCAA Division III
in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The mascot for the men's team is Stag
Stag
and the women's teams is Athena. The mascots are named Stanley the Stag
Stag
and Athena. Their colors are cardinal and gold. Athletics history[edit] According to the Division III Fall Learfield Director's Cup Standings for the 2016-2017 year, CMS ranks 12th among all Division III programs, and first among SCIAC
SCIAC
colleges.[31] The Claremont McKenna golf team ranked first among NCAA Division III
NCAA Division III
teams according to Golf Digest, and 17th overall (including Division 1 schools). The rankings are based on the "Balanced" category which is "for students who place equal emphasis on school and sports".[32] Sports[edit] There are 21 men's and women's teams.[33] Men's sports

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf

Soccer Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Water Polo

Women's sports

Basketball Cross Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball

Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Water Polo

Athletic facilities[edit]

Baseball
Baseball
— Bill Arce Field Basketball
Basketball
and Volleyball — Roberts Pavilion Football and Lacrosse — John Zinda Field Softball — Softball Field Soccer
Soccer
— John Pritzlaff Field Swimming and Diving — Matt M. Axelrood Pool Tennis — Biszantz Family Tennis Center Track and Field — Burns Track Complex[34]

Architecture[edit]

The former Norman F. Sprague Memorial Library

The original buildings of campus, designed by Edward Durell Stone
Edward Durell Stone
and completed in 1955, features "knobbly concrete squares that students of Harvey Mudd affectionately call “warts” and use as hooks for skateboards."[35] The school's unofficial mascot "Wally Wart" is an anthropomorphic concrete wart.[35] In 2013, Travel and Leisure
Travel and Leisure
named the college as one of "America's ugliest college campuses" and noted that while Stone regarded his design as a "Modernist masterpiece" the result was "layering drab, slab-sided buildings with Beaux-Arts decoration."[35] Relations with Caltech[edit] The California
California
Institute of Technology, another school known for its strength in the natural sciences and engineering, is located 26 miles (42 km) away (nearly the distance of a marathon) from Harvey Mudd College. From time to time, Mudders have been known to amuse themselves by pranking Caltech. For example, in 1986, students from Mudd stole a memorial cannon from Fleming House at Caltech
Caltech
(originally from the National Guard) by dressing as maintenance people and carting it off on a flatbed truck for "cleaning".[36] Harvey Mudd eventually returned the cannon after Caltech
Caltech
threatened to take legal action. In 2006, MIT
MIT
replicated the prank and moved the same cannon to their campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[37] Notable alumni[edit] Main article: List of Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
people Notable Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
alumni include co-inventor of SQL Donald D. Chamberlin (1966), astronauts George "Pinky" Nelson (1972) and Stan Love (1987), and diplomat Richard H. Jones (1972). Notable faculty[edit] Main article: List of Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
people See also[edit]

Greater Los Angeles portal University portal

Association of Independent Technological Universities Maria Klawe Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College
Athletics Scripps College
Scripps College
Athletics

References[edit]

^ As of June 30, 2017. "2016–2017 Financial Statement". Harvey Mudd College. Retrieved 13 January 2018.  ^ National Center for Education Statistics. "IPEDS Data Center". Retrieved 30 April 2012.  ^ NAICU – Member Directory Archived 2015-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "History of Harvey Mudd College". Harvey Mudd College. Retrieved 2015-04-24.  ^ "Street view of N. Dartmouth Ave". Google Maps. Retrieved 30 January 2015.  ^ " Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
Catalogue". Harvey Mudd College. Retrieved 2015-04-24.  ^ " Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
Common Data Set 2016-2017" (PDF). Harvey Mudd College.  ^ a b Marklein, Mary Beth (2007-03-19). "All four-year U.S. colleges now accept ACT test". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2007-03-18.  ^ " Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
Begins Accepting ACT Scores for Admission". Harvey Mudd College. January 25, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.  ^ "America's Top Colleges". Forbes. July 5, 2016.  ^ "Best Colleges 2017: National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016.  ^ "2016 Rankings - National Universities - Liberal Arts". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016.  ^ "Baccalaureate Origins of S&E Doctorate Recipients". Archived from the original on 2014-10-11.  ^ "Money's Best Colleges". Money. 2016. Retrieved 2017-05-11.  ^ "The Daily Beast's Guide to the Best Colleges 2013". The Daily Beast. October 16, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-26.  ^ "Best Undergraduate Engineering
Engineering
Programs Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2016-09-14.  ^ " Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
Profile and Judging Performance at HMC" (PDF).  ^ "1996-97 21st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Final Report". 1992-03-02. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05.  ^ Forsberg, Birgitta (2005-04-09). "American universities fall way behind in programming: Weakest result for U.S. in 29-year history of international technology competition". San Francisco Chronicle.  ^ "Harvey Mudd Mathematics
Mathematics
Department Garners AMS Award" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 53 (4). April 2006.  ^ "2002 Morgan Prize" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 50 (4). April 2003.  ^ "1999 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 46 (4). April 1999.  ^ Katie Lobosco, The 10 most expensive colleges this year, CNN Money (November 11, 2016). ^ "Campus map". Harvey Mudd College.  ^ "New Harvey Mudd Residence Hall Named for Alumnus, Board Chair". Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
News Archive. July 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-15.  ^ Stephanie L. Graham (Winter 2005). "A Treasured Friendship". Harvey Mudd College Bulletin. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  ^ "Mysteries of Mudd". Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
Bulletin. Winter 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  ^ Nisha Gottfredson (March 2004). "Thy Name is Mudd: The hidden Mudder mythos – it's more than you think". Claremont Student. Archived from the original on March 1, 2005. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  ^ IHTP at Harvey Mudd College, archived from the original on 2012-08-04  ^ "[1]" Retrieved 21 January 2017. ^ "2016-17 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup" (PDF). NCADA.  ^ [2] Archived May 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Pomona Pitzer" Retrieved 21 January 2017. ^ "CMS Athletic Facilities". cmsathletics.org.  ^ a b c Ivan Spencer (October 2013). "America's Ugliest College Campuses". Travel + Leisure.  ^ " Caltech
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Cannon Heist Memorial Page".  ^ "Howe & Ser Moving Co". Retrieved 2006-04-16. 

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