- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Other
- Gender: M
- High School: Winston Churchill High School
- Transfer Student: N
Harvey Mudd will give you a wonderful education. The courses are very interesting, but also very intense. While most schools require 4 classes per semester to graduate, Mudd requires 5 and a lab. All of my professors know my name and it is very easy for me to meet with them and discuss homework problems. While Mudd is only about 750 kids, you have the other 4 colleges as a resource to go and meet new people. There are a total of 5000 on all five of the colleges. While each of the 5 colleges has its own stereotype, Mudd is the only college that has stereotypes within the individual dorms. I live in North Dotrm which is the dorm for kids who like sports and like to party. I spent most of my time at my dorm hanging out with friends and doing homework. I rarely do my homework at the library.
The academics are very rigorous but also very intellectually stimulating. Harvey Mudd has a huge core: 3 semesters of physics (Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnitism), 2 semester of physics lab, 4 semesters of math (Calculus, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, DE's, Stats), A intro humanities class, 2 semster of chemistry, 2 semester of chem lab, an intro bio class, an intro computer science course, a systems and signals engineering class, everyone must take all these classes no matter what their major is. We are also required to take 1/3 of our classes in the humanities. Most students do most of their work is groups which is encouraged by the faculty. My favorite class thus far has been Discrete Math (but I really have be secretive when I talk about this subject...). We do a unit in counting, number theory and graph theory. I had always heard people talking about number and graph theory but had never known what they were talking about sp it was good to finally learn. Everyone at Mudd is required to write a thesis or do a clinic project before they graduate.
I always tell people tha while the students at Mudd might be eccentric, they are the nicest people you will ever meet. Everyoen is respectful and very nice. For example, some girls in my dorm make deserts for everyoen when there is a birthday in our dorm. At Mudd it is difficult to stay up to date with current events. It is often said that we live in the "Mudd-bubble" isolated from the outside work becuase we are so focused on our work
The Best Things
The people and the academics
The Worst Things
the lack of females