Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
15%
Acceptance Rate
27,634
Students Applied
7%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
40
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1 February 1
Fall Regular Decision January 1 May 1
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
9%
Out-Of-State Students
87%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
78
36%
Submitting ACT
77%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1513
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
760
75th
800
Reading
25th
700
75th
760
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
77%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
89
Top 25%
100
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 412-268-2082
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
Make sure that if you have any problems with procrastination like I did when I was first starting out, that you get over them fast!
Jacob from Pittsburgh, PA
Don't be afraid to show the quirky, fun side of yourself too when you're applying. Carnegie Mellon is full of wacky people and the admissions office likes to see that in the prospective students.
Hira from Hamilton, NJ
I would put a lot of work into the essays you have to write to get in here because they count for a lot. Also try to be doing sports or drama or some sort of extra curricular. Carnegie Mellon is really hard to get into, but it is worth it. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Paige from Elk Grove, CA
While GPA and SATs are extremely important, colleges look for students who will add to their campus. What extra-curriculars do you do? Do you play a musical instrument? Sports? Do you lead a club? Do you volunteer? These are things that colleges want to see.
Sam from Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Find the perfect balance between school work and extracurriculars- don't risk your grade, but make sure you're enjoying yourself!
Sarah
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.
-M
Talk to everyone and take advantage of their knowledge. Don't feel intimidated by the intellect of your peers, but rather learn form what they have to offer! Know that you will spend most of your time working and studying, but the end result is worth it.
R from PITTSBURGH, PA
Obviously keep your grades up. Carnegie Mellon loves to see kids who are well-rounded (computer science majors who are musically inclined, etc.) so make sue you have a wide range of activities.
Hailey from Ridgefield, CT
Be prepared to work hard, and you will learn more than you thought you could.
Mathew from Jensen Beach, FL