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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
4.06 Average Rating

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.  

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
12%
Out of State Students
65%
0
100
17%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1448
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019 February 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,528
Total Number of Undergrads
6,896
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
72%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,847
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$57,119
Out-of-State Tuition
$57,119
0
100
97%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$37,691
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
280
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
New York
Washington
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$83,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
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.
Austin from Shaker Heights, OH
Carnegie Mellon University is a strong university for anyone interested in modern technology and the changing world. The people here are enterprising and ambitious, and you will be sure to find yourself in inspiring companionship. For someone who knows what they want to do and how to get there, CMU is the perfect place to start and thrive.
Sanjana from San Jose, CA

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