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Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA
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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$60,703Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,503
-Graduate Tuition$61,396
Less$38,365Average Financial Aid AmountMore$39,909
Admission
Higher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,475 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter9.99%Acceptance RateEasier12.51%
Favorable47.57%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower41.29%
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller854Total EnrollmentLarger46,287
Smaller854Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger19,786
-Graduate Student Population26,501
-Online Student Population37,923
Completion & Outcomes
Higher94%Graduate RateLower92%
5%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher92%Retention RateLower91%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 888)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $8,239)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,102)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
113Number of faculties3,708
Lower$129,523Average Faculty SalaryHigher$139,069
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.