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Carnegie Mellon University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

11,340 students

30% admitted

  • 10,139 full time
  • 1,201 part time
  • 6,312 men full time
  • 3,827 women full time
  • 16,527 applied
  • 5,030 admitted
  • 1,436 enrolled

5,742 Undergraduates

$46,670 tuition/year

  • 5,510 Graduates
  • 88 Non-Degree
  • $46,670 in state
  • $972 fees
  • $11,990 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Scarlet and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Sam from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 0
  • Carnegie Mellon University is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation. It's a small research university that gives the feel of a secluded campus while being in…

  • Apr-10-2012 Read More
  • Demon from New York, NY
  • 0
  • Computer Science and drama are top notch, and the hard sciences are good. Everything else academic is either propped up by those, or about what you'd expect from any liberal…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Sarah
  • 0
  • Carnegie Mellon is an amazing university and provides endless opportunities to its students. The experiences one will find here as a first year are incredible and I would never trade…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Valerie from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 0
  • carnegie mellon was not at all what i expected. while i knew it would be rigorous, i didn't know that the environment was so unfriendly, competitive and demeaning. carnegie mellon…

  • Feb-23-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Dec-30-2011 I am a current student here

    The city and campus environments are great and the students are social but with a focus on academics. You'll find many great minds and great conversation!

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  • 5
  • Margaret from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nov-19-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Pittsburgh is a great town and the campus is easily accessible to some great communities.

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  • 4
  • Hailey from Ridgefield, CT
  • Nov-15-2011 I am a current student here

    Despite what some people say, this school can have fun. There's plenty of activities and clubs to get involved with. There's an active and very fun Greek life. You can find your perfect niche anywhere.

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  • 5
  • Chelsea from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Aug-08-2011 I am a current student here

    One thing I looked for as I was doing my college visits was the elusive fit - does this school feel right for me? And I have to say that I feel that I can be so much myself here, there is such a diverse group of people that anyone can fit in. And while we do have a lot of work, there are also so many activities and clubs to be a part of that you will never not have something exciting to do and be a part of. Also, since Carnegie Mellon isn't too big of a school, it really does feel like a comfortable community once you start getting to know people.

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