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Harvey Mudd College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Jan 15 2010
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I had friend at Harvey Mudd who was in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq in 2003. I jokingly asked him which was harder, boot camp or Mudd. Suprisingly, he replied he didn't know.

My experience at Mudd is that it was hard. Very hard. I learned a LOT at Mudd and now am very sucessful in my career, but it was a somewhat brutal experience.

One thing to consider about Mudd before going- They sell very hard on the smallness of the school and the attention students get from faculty. This is true, students as a whole get far more attention then they would at a larger university. However, every student who gets in there would be a standout at most larger universities, which negates a large portion of the arguement for going to Mudd. But I'm still bitter about not getting to do research like 1/2 my peers, so you may want to ignore that.

Getting to do extra-curriculars isn't as hard as people make it out to be. I did various varsity sports and student government activites and found I (mostly) had no problem with my studies. What really caused a lack of sleep was excessive watching of online TV shows and staying up/out all night with friends.

Like all education, you get back what you put into classes. At Mudd, you are guarenteed to put in a lot, so you get a lot back.

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