2013-2014 Harvey Mudd Supplement


2013-2014 Harvey Mudd Supplement

Below are the writing supplement prompts that will appear on the Common Application for Harvey Mudd College:

Short Answer Response- Please answer the following. (500 word limit)

What influenced you to apply to Harvey Mudd College? What about the HMC curriculum and community appeals to you?

Essay– Choose any one of the essay topics below. (1000 word limit)

1. “Scientific research is a human endeavor. The choices of topics that we research are based on our biases, our beliefs, and what we bring: our cultures and our families. The kinds of problems that people put their talents to solving depends on their values.” -Dr. Clifton Poodry.  How has your own background influenced the types of problems you want to solve?

2. In a world where technology continually adapts and progresses, Harvey Mudd College expects that our students will be aware of the impact of their work on society. How would you use new advances to improve your life and/or the lives of those around you? Describe your idea and its potential impact. Feel free to be as creative or as practical as you like.

3. What is one thing we won’t know about you after reading your application that you haven’t already reported in the Common Application “Additional Information” section?


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