Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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 yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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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