Tuition & Fees

$57,119

$57,119

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
400-499
1%
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
2%
700-800
63%
600-699
31%
500-599
6%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,170
Declined + 20,181
Total Received 24,351
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Private (nonprofit)

6,947

undergraduate students

7,678

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2074
ACT 3534

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 14,625
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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Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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 16% of male students
 
10 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
87%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
400-499
1%
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
2%
700-800
63%
600-699
31%
500-599
6%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,170
Declined + 20,181
Total Received 24,351

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Greg Edleman
Director of Admissions
P: 412 268-2082
F: 412 268-7838
admission@andrew.cmu.edu

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$46,595

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,816
Room $8,822
Board $6,150
Additional fees $1,303
Books & supplies $2,400
Total $74,491
Average Financial Aid - $46,595
Total with Avg. Aid $27,896

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,380,358
State $453,009
Institutional $96,723,183
Other external $731,306
Total $105,287,856

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,062,138
Other external $2,662,563
Total $9,724,701
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Other
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 412 268-2082
F: 412 268-7837

Financial Aid Officer

Brian Hill
Director of Student Financial Services
thehub@andrew.cmu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, cricket, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, basketball, cricket, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, corn hole, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, inner-tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spikeball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Josh Centor (men's)
Director Of Athletics, Physical Education And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association
Mascot
Tartan
School colors
cardinal, grey, and white

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Architectural Design
Advanced Infrastructure Systems
Algorithms/Combinatorics/Optimization
Applied Physics
Applied Second Language Acquisition
Architecture
Architecture/Engineering Construction Management
Art
Artificial Intelligence
Arts Management
Arts Management/Innovation/Organization of Culture/the Arts
Arts Management/Law
Behavioral Decision Research
Behavioral Economics/Policy/Organizations
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Neuroscience
Biological Sciences/Psychology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Engineering/Public Policy
Biotechnology Innovation/Computation
Building Performance/Diagnostics
Business Administration
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Colloids/Polymers/Surfaces
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biological Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering/Engineering/Public Policy
Civil/Environmental Engineering/Management
Cognitive Science
Colloids/Polymers/Surfaces
Communication Planning/Information Design
Composition
Computational Biology
Computational Data Science
Computational Design
Computational Design/Manufacturing
Computational Finance
Computational Mechanics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Arts
Computer Vision
Conducting
Costume Design
Costume Production
Creative Writing
Decision Science
Design
Design for Interactions
Directing
Drama
Dramatic Writing
Economics
Economics/Mathematical Sciences
Economics/Public Policy
Economics/Statistics
Educational Technology/Applied Learning Sciences
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Emerging Media/Enactive Technologies/Interfaces
Emerging Media/Interactions in Media
Emerging Media/Mobility
Emerging Media/Multimedia Data Science
Emerging Media/Narrative/Composition/Experiential Media
Emerging Media/Participatory Culture/Digital Humanities
Emerging Media/Sound/Music Computing
Emerging Media/Visual Computing
Energy Science/Technology/Policy
Engineering/Public Policy
Engineering/Public Policy/Statistics
Engineering/Technology Innovation Management
English
Entertainment Industry Management
Entertainment Technology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management/Science
Ethics/History/Public Policy
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
German Studies
Global Studies
Health Care Policy/Management
Health Care Policy/Management/Business Administration
Hispanic Studies
History
Human-Computer Interaction
Humanities/Arts
Information Networking
Information Security
Information Security Policy/Management
Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Information Systems/Management
Information Technology in eBusiness
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
Integrated Innovation for Products/Services
Interaction Design
International Relations/Politics
Investigative Journalism
Japanese Studies
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 Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Management
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Technology
Neural Cognition/Statistics
Neural Computation
Neural Computation/Machine Learning
Neuroscience
Operations Management/Manufacturing
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior/Theory
Performance
Philosophy
Physics
Policy/Management
Product Development
Production Technology/Management
Professional Practice in Architecture
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology/Behavioral Decision Research
Public Management
Public Policy/Management
Public Policy/Management/Business Administration
Public Policy/Management/Data Analytics
Public Policy/Management/Divinity
Public Policy/Management/Law
Pure/Applied Logic
Rhetoric
Robotic Systems Development
Robotics
Robotics Technology
Russian Studies
Scene Design
Science/Arts
Second Language Acquisition
Social/Decision Sciences
Social/Political History
Software Engineering
Software Management
Sound Design
Stage/Production Management
Statistical Practice
Statistics
Statistics/Engineering/Public Policy
Statistics/Machine Learning
Statistics/Public Policy
Strategy/Entrepreneurship/Technological Change
Sustainable Design
Tangible Interaction Design
Technical Direction
Technical Writing/Communication
Technology Ventures
Urban Design
Video/Media Design
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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

14,625

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

48%

6,947
students

Female
50%
3,452

Male
50%
3,495

52%

7,678
students

Female
36%
2,802

Male
64%
4,876

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,680
students

Female
50%
3,332

Male
50%
3,348

4%

267
students

Female
45%
120

Male
55%
147

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Student Break-down

22%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
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 Admissions

7%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

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

Spring: October 15

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
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

International Student Contact

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

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