Harvey Mudd College is a small private college located in Claremont, California consisting of about 750 full time students, offering only 6 majors: math, engineering, computer science, biology, physics, chemistry. The school, founded in 1954 by Harvey Mudd, is well known for the quality of graduates it produces, and typically ranks in the top 5 schools in the country in terms of value, student accomplishments, and reputation, when adjusted for size.

Unfortunately, along with the prestige of the school comes a somewhat undesired demographic:nerds. This has become Mudd's defining characteristic, not only by dominating the campus, but also Mudd's intercollegiate reputation.