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Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

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Carnegie Mellon admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 15%. Students that get into Carnegie Mellon have an average SAT score between 1460-1560 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Carnegie Mellon is January 4. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Carnegie Mellon early decision deadline is November 1.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
15%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
26%
Total Applicants
27,634
SAT Range
1460-1560
SAT Reading
700-760
SAT Math
760-800
Students Submitting SAT
77%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
32-36
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
36%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 4
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
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
    Considered but not required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not 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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