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Carnegie Mellon University

Also known as Carnegie Mellon; CMU

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Campus image of Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, it resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Around 11,000 students enroll at Carnegie Mellon University yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Carnegie Mellon University offers:

  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Public Administration And Social Services

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. The majority of students admitted to this school achieve an SAT score within the range of 1950 - 2250, or an ACT composite score in a range of 29 - 33. Carnegie Mellon University admits roughly 30 percent of students applying yearly. Of those admitted, nearly 29 percent of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at my.cmu.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $7,200. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Carnegie Mellon University is the "Tartans", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study, and more may be accessed on school's website at www.cmu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Carnegie Mellon; CMU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Carnegie Mellon University has a total student population of about 13,000, where graduate students make up roughly 12% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $50,000-$60,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $760 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$30,132
Receiving Student Loans34%$8,109
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Carnegie Mellon University may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 88%, Carnegie Mellon University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years74%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1951)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Carnegie Mellon University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (University Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (University Athletic Association)
  • Football (University Athletic Association)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Carnegie Mellon University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Carnegie Mellon University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
23.72%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
59%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
10:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
18

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$28,530