Whatinfluenced you to apply to Harvey Mudd College? What about the HMCcurriculum and community appeals to you?
Thispast Fall, my father and I had a rare opportunity to tour Harvey MuddCollege campus (HMC) and felt really relaxed and at home. What Ireally found unique about HMC is its community- students, staff,faculty, organizations and clubs. I am fully aware that a perfectmilieu is essential for ultimate success: first-rate facilities,friendly students, excellent professors, outstanding faculty, accessto current information and extracurricular interests. It is for thisreason that I chose HMC to pursue my education and realize careerdreams.
Professorsare excellent, very friendly, approachable, amicable and willing toassist students. They are committed and work harder to ensurestudents receive a quality education. The facilities are world-class.The student community is sizeable and amazing. The super-highstudent-lecturer ratio and small class sizes mean that every studentgets attention from the professor, students are very familiar withone another and can feel at ease. Though small in size, students arevery diverse. The students are friendly and welcoming. Thatfriendliness struck me during our tour when we walked into a computerlaboratory and found a group of students working on creating acomputer video game. They did not only welcome us but also introducedthemselves, provided background details about their lives and theirproject and why they are proud of HMC students. In HMC, computerlaboratories are go-to spots, filled with lively and chatter groupsat work. Many students come to labs to hands-on events in order toapply classroom knowledge to solve real issues. I found them to beresourceful, approachable and amicable people. I strongly believethat the small but interdependent, collaborative, welcoming andfriendly HMC community is the type of setting in which I would liketo be for the next four academic years. The diverse community meansI will learn valuable lessons and ways to connect and relate withothers.
Thecurriculum plan is perfect and appealing. The curriculum is welldesigned to my interests and values and career goals. HMC offers ajoint major in Computer Science and Mathematics program. I believethe program will equip me with hand-on-experience in the engineeringworld and become effective computer scientists. I intend to useknowledge and experience earned from HMC to positively contribute tothe society in the areas of my expertise. Moreover, the goal of HMCis to educate and train future leaders in the fields of math,science, and engineering parallels my future career objective. Myinterest is to become a world leader in my field and make influentialinnovations.
Allstudents have access to available research opportunities. Computerscience and math students are no longer encouraged to write arcanecode, rather they are given 3-D graphics and fun group puzzles tocreate their games. Given a chance, I could seize the opportunity tobuild personal ideas and projects that I am passionate about.
Thereare also attractive diverse interests, organizations and clubs in HMCone can engage in. With partying, sports, the Honor Code, pranks,video games and music, at least everyone has an interest in whichshe/he can fit in. With my strong passion in computer science andmath, my interests lie with video games.