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Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA
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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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#7 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
#8 in California Colleges
Rankings*#20 in National Universities
#66 in World University Rankings
#7 in California Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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$58,660Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,275
-Graduate Tuition$48,715
Less$34,661Average Financial Aid AmountMore$37,647
Admission
Higher1,530 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,445 SAT
33 ACT
Easier14%Acceptance RateTighter11%
Lower41%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable42%
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
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
Smaller902Total EnrollmentLarger47,310
Smaller902Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger19,907
-Graduate Student Population27,403
-Online Student Population6,707
Completion & Outcomes
92%Graduate Rate92%
6%Transfer-out Rate-
97%Retention Rate97%
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
126Number of faculties3,935
Lower$129,577Average Faculty SalaryHigher$140,876
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.