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Carnegie Mellon University Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: (412) 268-2000
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Carnegie Mellon University
  • Located in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 11,340 students enrolled
  • 16% admitted
  • $49,610 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • -M
  • Sep-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Consider whether you really love what you intend to study and be open to changing your major, or you may very well find yourself hating your tenure here if you do not truly enjoy your work.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't be afraid to give it shot. If someone tells you it's too difficult, give it a go, and only you can decide for yourself whether you can do it or not. Challenges are created by you, not others.

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  • From NJ
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    You are not your major, nor are you your grades. If you forget this, you can quickly force yourself into a slump, don't do that to yourself. Meet people, try to breathe outside of your coursework, and for the love of God, DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN 5 COURSES. Many times you will regret forcing yourself into that position, it is often NOT fun.

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  • Oscar from Pittsburgh, PA
  • May-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't just apply to one college. Take note of CMU's inter-college transfer. Applying to more than one can be beneficial. Don't get fixated on just one thing here, there are so many other opportunities to explore who you are, and to find what you love to do.

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