Application Fee
$70
Acceptance Rate
18%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
41%
Freshmen Enrollment
209
SAT Scores
1,530
ACT Scores
35

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 3,397 students have applied and 610 students have allowed to admit to Harvey Mudd College (Acceptance rate: 17.96%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 34.26 % where 209 students have finally enrolled out of 610 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Amherst College and Bowdoin College, its acceptance rate is slightly higher than the average (relatively easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 15.83%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 48.33%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,530 and the average ACT score is 35 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Harvey Mudd College is average than the schools (average score is 1,476). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Harvey Mudd College1,53035
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,44333
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California117875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Harvey Mudd College, 149 students submitted SAT scores (71% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,530 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
Mathematics770800
Total1,4901,570
At Harvey Mudd College, 87 students submitted ACT scores (42% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 35 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3435
English3436
Mathematics3336
Total101107

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Harvey Mudd College. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to Harvey Mudd College
Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended