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Harvey Mudd College

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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at HMC
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Your Chances at HMC
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# Applicants
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Students who got into HMC:

Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (3), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (4)
Perfect 4Aug 28 2010Engineering Department
Perfect 4.0 GPA. 1270 SAT (660M 610 V), summer projects, put a lot of care into my essays, got in off the wait list
SAT: 1270 Female
Getting in was pretty easy for me and IDec 07 2008Math
Getting in was pretty easy for me and I think that's because I'm pretty bright, but also because I'm female. They're really trying to balance the ratio, making it easier for girls to get in and harder for boys. If you're trying to get in, try to sound like you have interests outside of the sciences and approve of their heavy humanities requirements, but that you are also dedicated to and fascinated by topics in whichever science you are interested in pursuing.
SAT: 2130 Female
Not only do you have to know Superman, youMar 24 2006Engineering Department
Not only do you have to know Superman, you have to be Superman.

Oh, and to be honest, if you are a girl, you have about 3x the chance of the white males.

Visit the campus, apply to small programs for "pre-froshJan 06 2006Engineering Department
Visit the campus, apply to small programs for "pre-frosh." The school is small enough you can make an impression on the admissions office and they'll actually remember you. That's how it was for me. I had very sparse extra curriculars but great test scores and GPA.
I was a super-student - president of the dramaJun 19 2004Math
I was a super-student - president of the drama club, winning awards in pottery, piano, poetry, I ran cross-country, I was in the math club and french club, I aced my SATs and ACTs, did summer programs for math and science, tutored kids, volunteered at a library, etc etc. Now all I do is homework and occasionally dance. So do a lot of stuff in high school, and be prepared to give most of it up.
SAT: 1550 Female
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