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Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

Carnegie Mellon admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 22%. Students that get into Carnegie Mellon have an average SAT score between 1430-1560 or an average ACT score of 32-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Carnegie Mellon is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Carnegie Mellon early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
22%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
26%
Total Applicants
20,497
SAT Range
1430-1560
SAT Reading
700-760
SAT Math
730-800
Students Submitting SAT
70%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
32-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
51%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
57%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.35 responses
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