Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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What else is there to do?
Outside the classroom, there are hundreds of ways to take a study break. You can get involved with a student organization; play varsity, club, or intramural sports; or attend a campus event. Carnegie Mellon students are involved in many sports, clubs, and organizations as well as in the Pittsburgh community. Students embody the motto “My heart is in the work,” whether that work is painting the Fence, splitting the atom, or winning the game.
• 300+ campus organizations
• 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports (the Tartans) competing in the University Athletic Association
• 45+ club teams and intramural sports
• Four years of guaranteed campus housing (if you stay within the campus housing system)
• 65% of students living on campus, with 25 residential halls and apartments to choose from
• Flexible meal plans with options at various on- and off-campus locations
• An Interfaith Council providing educational programs, worship services, and social events for many religions and denominations 

Pittsburgh fast facts
• 446 bridges in Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh metro area population of 2.3 million
• One of the safest cities in America
• World-class medical centers for health care and research
• Home to seven Fortune 500 companies
• Pittsburgh named one of the world’s coolest destinations by National Geographic
• Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park rated best baseball park in the country by ESPN
• Home to 1,600+ technology firms

Carnegie Mellon At A Glance

Type of school: Private, coeducational four-year university granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees

Size: 148-acre main campus, plus outlying research buildings

Location: Five miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, bordered by 500-acre Schenley Park and three culturally active residential neighborhoods

Number of students: 6,500+ undergraduates; 7,700+ graduate students

Number of faculty: 1,341 full-time, 67 part-time

Student-faculty ratio: 13:1

Geographic diversity: Student body representing 48 states and 50+ foreign countries

Student diversity: First-year class population 15% African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and Native American; 17% international

First-year class: 50% female, 49% male, 1% non-binary

Colleges and departments:
• Bachelor of Computer Science & Arts
• Bachelor of Humanities and Arts
• Bachelor of Science & Arts
• Business Administration
• Computer Science
   - Articifial Intelligence**
   - Computational Biology

• Engineering
   - Biomedical*
   - Chemical
   - Civil
   - Electrical & Computer
   - Engineering & Arts*
   - Engineering & Public Policy*
   - Materials Science
   - Mechanical
• Fine & Performing Arts
   - Architecture
   - Art
   - Design
   - Drama
   - Music
• Humanities & Social Sciences
   - Economics
   - English
   - History
   - Information Systems
   - Institute for Politics & Strategy
   - Modern Languages
   - Philosophy
   - Psychology
   - Social & Decision Sciences
   - Statistics & Data Science

• Science
   - Biological Sciences
   - Chemistry
   - Mathematical Sciences
   - Physics


  * May be taken as an additional major only
** May be taken as a primary major only

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