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Impressions Of
Harvey Mudd College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Harvey Mudd College

To Attend

  • “The professors here are super helpful. If you need to use them outside of class, they are super helpful in figuring out what classes you need to take and how to structure your schedule.”
  • “Everybody here is always super respectful of each other. I’ve never gone to another college, but Mudd has policies called the Honor Code, and they are guidelines for what you should and shouldn’t do in order to be a good person. Take home tests are a nice byproduct of the honor code, because teachers trust that you aren’t going to cheat yourself through the test.”
  • “The dining halls. As a student of the 5 C’s, you have access to the dining halls on any of the 5 C campuses. There are seven dining halls, and you can go to any of them if you want, and the food is very good.”
  • “Because it’s mostly made up of STEM majors, you have a lot in common with most everybody around you.”

To Not Attend

  • “It’s rigorous, and I have friends who have not done so well in the core classes and will probably have to retake them. It depends on your high school background for how well prepared you will be.”
  • “If you want to go to a school that has lots of social people who are always willing to go out, or who ditch work to party, that’s not the culture here.”
  • “If you want to meet new people all the time, this place might not be good for you.”
  • “You can get stuck in the Mudd bubble, so you might not see a lot of people off campus.”
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