2. Harvey Mudd College
Founded by mining engineer Harvey S. Mudd, Harvey Mudd College is in Claremont, Calif., on a 33-acre campus 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It currently enrolls 783 undergraduate students, 56 percent men and 44 percent women.
A private school that uses the semester system, Harvey Mudd is a highly competitive engineering program for undergraduates. Harvey Mudd College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in math, science, and engineering majors. Harvey Mudd belongs to the Claremont Colleges consortium, which includes Pitzer College, Pomona College, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, and Claremont McKenna College. Tuition costs about $46,509 annually, including fees.
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