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Harvey Mudd College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Mar 24 2005
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
I have really enjoyed my time here at Harvey Mudd. I am only a sophomore, so I haven't had the depth of major courses that might be nice—most of my friends at state schools started out taking major courses their first terms, but here they don't place many people out of the core classes. But, the core classes are a nice way to bond with your classmates. They are brutal, and boring, and possibly not too useful. But they do provide a more comprehensive understanding of science in general. Since the first semester is pass-fail (but with an elusive "high pass" for the big nerds… it's totally not worth it. All you get is a letter saying "get a life" if you get more than 3 or 4 high passes), you should use that opportunity to settle in before you witness your GPA go whack.

Upperclassmen here tell you that it's really important to define yourself outside of the classroom, and this is true. Mudd-life is often monotonous: wake up, go to class for 5 hours or so, come home, do 5 hours or so of homework, go to sleep… The important part is to spice it up with fun things. And while Mudd itself is small, there are 4 colleges right next to it, so there is actually a large range of clubs, parties, and things to do. The people at Mudd are sometimes the most nerdy, annoying, self-absorbed people you will meet… but they can also be intelligent, funny, and wonderful. Most are very friendly, which is nice, because you pretty much have to work with your classmates on homework. Mudd is not the place for people who hate working in groups.

The professors of my major, Mathematical Biology, have all been really great, so far. Most are available for office hours every day and willing to do whatever is necessary for your success.

If you come here, you will have a really hard, challenging time. But, it is a college experience like no other. For some people, this is really bad, but for me, and a lot of people, it's good. Mudders like to complain, but deep down we feel bad-ass.

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