Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$58,924

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
23%
500-599
1%
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
2%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,267
Declined 23,367
Total Received 27,634
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Private

7,022

undergraduate students

7,777

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 14,799
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International Airport

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh
15213

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Spring Carnival
  • Homecoming
  • Tartan Community Day

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
23%
500-599
1%
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
2%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.85

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,267
Declined 23,367
Total Received 27,634

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Important

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $57,560
Room & board $15,550
Additional fees $1,364
Books & supplies $2,400
Total $76,874

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball, Softball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Racquetball, Softball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science
Applied Economics
Applied and Professional Ethics
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Artificial Intelligence
Astrophysics
Behavioral Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biometry/Biometrics
Biophysics
Biopsychology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Cognitive Science
Computational Mathematics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Creative Writing
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Design
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Industrial and Product Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logic
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Science
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Music Technology
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Operations Management and Supervision
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physics, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other
Stringed Instruments
Systems Science and Theory
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,799

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

47%

7,022
students

Female
50%
3,525

Male
50%
3,497

53%

7,777
students

Female
37%
2,885

Male
63%
4,892

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,805
students

Female
51%
3,428

Male
49%
3,377

4%

217
students

Female
45%
97

Male
55%
120

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 76%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

22%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

25

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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