Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 4 among national liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide, an annual survey that seeks to measure colleges’ contributions to the public good.
“Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest,” write theWashington Monthly editors in this year’s guide. “We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).”
HMC was rated highly for its integration of community service into the curriculum; support of student service organizations; outreach programs in local schools; vigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum; high-level undergraduate research program; and mission to educate socially responsible leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.