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Tuition & Fees

$49,022

$49,022

not including room and board

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Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,813
Declined + 14,071
Total Received 18,884
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Electrical/computer Engineering
  3. Business Administration
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School Facts

Carnegie Mellon, founded in 1900, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Carnegie Institute of Technology; the Colleges of Fine Arts; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management; the Mellon College of Science; and the School of Computer Science; and the Tepper School of Business. Its 144-acre campus is located five miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 12,991
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)

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Codes

SAT 2074
ACT 3534

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

6,306

undergraduate students

6,685

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
45%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
77%
600-699
19%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
38%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
30-36
79%
24-29
20%
18-23
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%
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Pittsburgh, PA

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Fun Facts

  • Carnegie Mellon University is home to the country's only bagpipe major.
  • Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell carried a small school flag from his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, during his 1971 lunar mission.
  • Students at Carnegie Mellon University have made a storied tradition out of painting "The Fence" on campus. They can paint practically whatever message they want, but it must be done by hand and between midnight and sunrise. It also holds the Guinness World Record for most painted object!
  • Scott Fahlman, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, created the smiley face emoticon. :-)

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Pittsburgh, PA

145-acre, suburban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 306,211). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates shuttle bus within limited area. Public transportation serves campus.

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 15% of male students
 
10 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
80%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
45%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
77%
600-699
19%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
38%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
30-36
79%
24-29
20%
18-23
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
18%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1 (December 1 for fine arts applicants)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,813
Declined + 14,071
Total Received 18,884

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Michael Steidel
Director of Admissions
P: 412 268-2082
F: 412 268-7838
undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

Cost

Tuition $48,030
Room $7,280
Board $5,120
Additional fees $992
Books & supplies $2,400
Total $63,822
Average Financial Aid - $33,041
Total with Avg. Aid $30,781

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,041

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,624,676
State $570,436
Institutional $66,995,005
Other external $1,854,599
Total $75,044,716

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $7,982,312
Other external $1,329,448
Total $9,311,760

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Tartan
School colors
cardinal, grey, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Infrastructure Systems
Advanced Infrastructure Systems/Computer Science/Engineering
Algorithms/Combinatorics/Optimization
Applied Physics
Applied Second Language Acquisition
Architecture
Architecture/Engineering Construction Management
Art
Arts Management
Arts Management/Innovation/Organization of Culture/the Arts
Arts Management/Law
Behavioral Decision Research
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Neuroscience
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences/Psychology
Biotechnology Innovation/Computation
Biotechnology/Management
Building Performance/Diagnostics
Business Administration
Business Management/Civil/Environmental Engineering
Business Management/Computational Finance
Business Management/Health Care Policy
Business Management/Law
Business Management/Public Policy Management
Business Management/Software Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Colloids/Polymers/Surfaces
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering/Engineering/Public Policy
Civil/Environmental Engineering/Management
Cognitive Science
Colloids/Polymers/Surfaces
Communication Planning/Information Design
Communications Design
Composition
Computation/Organizations/Society
Computational Biology
Computational Design
Computational Design/Manufacturing
Computational Finance
Computational Mechanics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Arts
Conducting
Costume Design
Costume Production
Creative Writing
Decision Science
Design
Directing
Drama
Dramatic Writing
Economics
Economics/Mathematical Sciences
Economics/Public Policy
Economics/Statistics
Educational Technology/Applied Learning Sciences
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Energy Science/Technology/Policy
Engineering/Public Policy
Engineering/Technology Innovation Management
English
Entertainment Industry Management
Entertainment Technology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management/Science
Ethics/History/Public Policy
European Studies
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
German
Global Studies
Health Care Policy/Management
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction
Humanities/Arts
Industrial Design
Information Networking
Information Security Policy/Management
Information Security Technology/Management
Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Information Technology
Information Technology Strategy
Information Technology/Embedded Software Engineering
Information Technology/Information Security
Information Technology/Information Security/Assurance
Information Technology/Information Systems Management
Information Technology/Information Technology Management
Information Technology/Mobility
Information Technology/Privacy Engineering
Information Technology/Software Design/Management
Information Technology/Software Engineering
Information Technology/Software Engineering Management
Information Technology/Software Management
Information Technology/Very Large Information Systems
Information Technology/eBusiness Technology
Interaction Design
International Relations/Politics
Investigative Journalism
Japanese
Language Technologies
Lighting Design
Linguistics
Literary/Cultural Studies
Logic Computation/Methodology
Logic/Computation
Logic/Computation/Methodology
Machine Learning
Machine Learning/Public Policy
Management of Manufacturing/Automation
Marketing
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Finance
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Management
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Technology
Neural Computation
Operations Management/Manufacturing
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior/Theory
Performance
Philosophy
Physics
Policy/Management
Product Development
Production Technology/Management
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology/Behavioral Decision Research
Public Management
Public Policy/Management
Public Policy/Management/Divinity
Public Policy/Management/Law
Pure/Applied Logic
Renaissance/Early Modern Studies
Rhetoric
Robotic Systems Development
Robotics
Robotics Technology
Russian Studies
Scene Design
Science/Arts
Second Language Acquisition
Social/Decision Sciences
Software Engineering
Software Engineering/Development Management
Software Management
Sound Design
Statistical Practice
Statistics
Statistics/Engineering/Public Policy
Statistics/Machine Learning
Statistics/Public Policy
Strategy/Entrepreneurship/Technological Change
Sustainable Design
Tangible Interaction Design
Technical Writing/Communications
Urban Design
Video/Media Design
Voice/Opera Performance
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Undergraduate

49%

6,306
students

Female
43%
2,716

Male
57%
3,590

Graduate

51%

6,685
students

Female
33%
2,200

Male
67%
4,485

undergraduateFull-time

96%

6,104
students

Female
44%
2,637

Male
56%
3,467

undergraduatePart-time

4%

202
students

Female
40%
79

Male
60%
123

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

7%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented China
India
Pakistan
Qatar
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Linda Gentile
Director of International Education
412 268-5231
oie@andrew.cmu.edu

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