About three-quarters of all applicants to Harvey Mudd College don't get in. Successful applicants will need excellent grades and standardized test scores to be admitted. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see the nearly all successful applicants had "A" averages, combined SAT scores of 2100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher. The higher your grades and test scores, the better your chance of getting an acceptance letter.
Note that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) in the upper right-hand corner of the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Harvey Mudd did not get accepted. This is because Harvey Mudd uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The college takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. A weakness in any of these areas could make the difference between an acceptance and rejection.
To learn more about Harvey Mudd College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Harvey Mudd Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?