Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$58,810

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
760
25th
700
75th
800
25th
760
75th
36
25th
33
75th
35
25th
33
75th
35
25th
33
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,524
Declined 21,665
Total Received 26,189
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Private

7,034

undergraduate students

8,533

graduate students

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School Facts

Carnegie Mellon University, founded in 1900, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Carnegie Institute of Technology; the College of Fine Arts; the Dietrich 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 15,567
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

151-acre, suburban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 302,407). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates shuttle bus within limited area. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
15213

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • 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, with a brush, and between midnight and sunrise.
  • Scott Fahlman, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, created the smiley face emoticon. :-)

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
88%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
760
25th
700
75th
800
25th
760
75th
36
25th
33
75th
35
25th
33
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1 (December 1 for fine arts applicants)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,524
Declined 21,665
Total Received 26,189

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

51%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$36,928

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,560
Room $9,210
Board $6,340
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $75,360
Average Financial Aid - $36,928
Total with Avg. Aid $38,432

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,950,657
State $425,190
Institutional $104,676,100
Other external $775,807
Total $112,827,754

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $12,638,386
Other external $2,554,604
Total $15,192,990

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 412 268-2082
F: 412 268-7838

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, fencing, figure skating, quiddtch, roller hockey, rowing rugby, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, baseball, basketball, fencing, figure skating, quiddtch, roller hockey, rowing rugby, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, crew, cricket, cross-country, cycling, fencing, golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rugby, Skiing, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, volleyball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Applied Economics.
Applied and Professional Ethics.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Architecture.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Artificial Intelligence.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Astrophysics.
Behavioral Sciences.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
Biometry/Biometrics.
Biophysics.
Biopsychology.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business/Managerial Economics.
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Civil Engineering, Other.
Cognitive Science, General.
Computational Biology.
Computational Mathematics.
Computational Science.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Programming, Other.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
Conducting.
Construction Engineering.
Creative Writing.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Arts.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, Other.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Engineering Design.
Engineering Mechanics.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
French Language and Literature.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
General Studies.
German Language and Literature.
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
History, Other.
Human Computer Interaction.
Information Technology Project Management.
Information Technology.
Intermedia/Multimedia.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Economics.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Logic.
Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Science.
Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Mathematics, Other.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Multicultural Education.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Nanotechnology.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other.
Neuroscience.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Operations Research.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Polymer Chemistry.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Policy Analysis, Other.
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Sciences, Other.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Statistics, Other.
Stringed Instruments.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Science and Theory.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Telecommunications Management.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Voice and Opera.

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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

15,567

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

7,034
students

Female
49%
3,435

Male
51%
3,599

55%

8,533
students

Female
37%
3,139

Male
63%
5,394

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

6,501
students

Female
50%
3,223

Male
50%
3,278

8%

533
students

Female
40%
212

Male
60%
321

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Student Break-down

18%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
32%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 15; December 1 for performing arts applicants; January 1 for visual arts applicants

Spring: October 15

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 237
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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