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Carnegie Mellon University
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  • 4 Year
  • PITTSBURGH, PA

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We are currently offering limited registration for on-campus experiences like information sessions, student-led tours and a self-guided outdoor walking route. We also have a suite of virtual visit opportunities available to explore Carnegie Mellon. To learn more about our visit options, please visit the Office of Admission's Visit Opportunities page. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

5000 FORBES AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
From Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University isn’t just one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions – it’s also a hub for some of the most talented doers, dreamers and difference-makers on the planet. Carnegie Mellon is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business to public policy, the humanities and the arts. Our community includes more than 14,000 students in the university's seven schools and colleges who benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and implementing solutions for real world problems. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into all aspects of our campus culture, and we cultivate a vibrant, welcoming environment where everyone is valued.

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Carnegie Mellon University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 3
Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
1460-1560
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,618 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$41,645 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 114 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 124 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 123 responses

Majors

Business Administration

The Tepper School of Business undergraduate program is distinguished by its small size with a first-year class of 140 students. The curriculum is designed around a central core of courses in the areas of business, economics, mathematics, and computing course requirements. In addition to our business core, our 11 concentrations allow students to excel in the business arena of their choosing.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,425 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
193
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Passionate
    42%
  • Diligent
    23%
  • Nerdy
    17%
  • Quirky
    6%
  • Geeky
    4%
  • Odd
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 119 responses
Poll
53%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 152 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Intense
    41%
  • Requires commitment
    17%
  • Practical, Intense, Focused, Rewarding
    10%
  • Rewarding
    10%
  • Requires commitment, but worth it
    9%
  • ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A TARTAN!
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 55 responses

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