Carnegie Mellon University is a research institution located in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie in 1900, CMU is labeled the #24 University in the World by Times Higher Education and has been rated #25 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. CMU commits millions of dollars to its students through the Presidential Fellowships scholarship program and has been called a “New Ivy” by Newsweek. The urban campus is home to the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence for academic resources, the Intercultural Communication Center for nonnative English speakers, and the Leonard Gelfan Center to encourage service learning and outreach.
The students here are incredibly passionate about a diverse number of majors, clubs and interests. The professors are often talented researchers, but sometimes fall short in their teaching abilities. Overall, the university is defined by its student body and their achievements.
Maya from Barrington, IL
Carnegie Mellon University offers an intense four years of training and education for all its students, regardless of their major. Each and every student is immeasurably passionate about their field of study. After graduation, students come out in the top positions of their field, making an average $20,000/year more than students graduating from other universities.