Carnegie Mellon University Reviews

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Despite the workload, my overall experience is very good. CMU students are very nice and smart, always passionate about what they do.
Its a great school where they really focus on interdisciplinary strengths, but it is very small and some favoritism can occur.
World class intersection of world class programs. Tech, science, art, business on one compact campus. Involvement at the undergrad and graduate level is excellent. Not for the faint of heart. Definitely need a sturdy heart and mind.
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Poor name recognition. Poor student life. Students don't present as adults. Awful dorms. Not recruiting from upper crust.
Carnegie Mellon allows for great work/life balance. While academics are intense and you will be pushed beyond your imagination, the GSA organizes social events pretty much every month providing good opportunities to socialize with graduate students in other departments.
Carnegie Mellon does a great job at offering various resources to students, whether these resources be related to academics, professional development, or well-being. I especially appreciate my school's efforts in promoting health these past two years.
I love this school. You get a great mix of career, academics, social life, and city life. I think your experience here is what you make of it. Sometimes, it can be a little stressful but that good times are definitely worth it.
Carnegie Mellon is awesome, and there are a lot of great opportunities to explore into whatever realm of education that you see fit.
Carnegie Mellon University is an exciting, world-renowned school that gives its students a wide variety of opportunities and resources.
CMU is a great school; it is very accommodative in terms of financial aid and the professors are very attentive. The only downside is the athletics - there aren't as many varsity sports that others of its first-class name do.
It is a great technical university for anyone that is really passionate about his/her field because opportunities and challenges are many. Professors really push you, and you'll always be satisfied of the work you have put in. Socially-wise there is not much to do on campus because people are not that into socializing and the athletics are very bad. However, Pitt and Duquesne are good places to hang out and the city is really great for everyone. I have met many great people from everywhere around the world. It is just the beginning and I'm having a truly great life experience.
I attended a summer program at CMU called the Summer Academy for Math and Science in July and August of 2016. This program was one of the best experiences of my life. It allowed me to grow profoundly as a student, taking college-level courses the summer before my senior year of high school. It gave me my first opportunity to live away from home and navigate dorm life, well preparing me to go away to college. The staff and professors involved in this program were excellent. The program is targeted for minority students and does a great job showing how welcoming an environment CMU can be.
The perfect place for nerds. An extremely demanding curriculum. Best university to study Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering
I guess it goes without saying, but this school is very tough. From beginning to end of each semester, it's a LOT of work. However, it's great preparation for the real world and I don't regret choosing to go here.
The professors at Carnegie Mellon feel that they're above teaching. The food is subpar, the atmosphere is harsh, and the whole place is very gray. It's very hard to be happy here.
Carnegie Mellon University is a great university because it has a lot of interdisciplinary programs you can join or make to create the ultimate college experience. Also, you can even create your own major to help you find your career path. I give it a 4/5 star rating though because classes can be really tough, and you feel overwhelmed. However, that also pushes you to learn more. Not only that, you can easily make friends who are very willing to help you with your assignments. The advisors here are helpful to a certain degree. Like any college, this school has good and bad professors. You just learn from upperclassmen which professor's class you should take.
Carnegie Mellon is a great school, and it will only get better as time goes on because it is uniquely suited for educating the 21st century worker. This said, the work in the quantitative disciplines is absolutely brutal. Most nights are spent working and a lot of socialization happens through working on schoolwork with your classmates. It costs upwards of $70,000/year to attend CMU if you have no aid, which is a lot of money. So, you work your tail off, but that's kind of what you would expect to get your money's worth.

The campus is building hundreds of millions of dollars of buildings right now and the business school on the undergraduate level will be second to none in the coming years with its emphasis on quantitative discipline and the ability to overlap with CS courses.

People attending CMU need to be self-driven to explore Pittsburgh. It is quite an interesting city once you explore it--particularly for food.
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Carnegie Mellon University is a really tough school, especially for computer science. You will find that the schoolwork is quite heavy and there is a ton of homework. However, I've met some of the smartest people here at school. Everyone is really bright and motivated. The career services here are quite good as well. CMU attracts some of the top companies, especially in tech, so hopefully you will be able to find internships and full time positions easily.
Carnegie Mellon is an unconventional school. Extremely smart and nerdy CS kids study at Gates while incredibly talented musicians and actors perform in CFA. In between, you find students concentrating in all sorts of fields: engineering, business, statistics, math, psychology... The strength of this school lies within this observation. Carnegie Mellon is great in various fields, so no matter what you study here you will be learning a great deal. In addition, the network you can build here is immense. Despite being a relatively small school, CMU offers plenty of interesting people who are enthusiastic, friendly, and passionate about their fields of study.

Finally, as we move towards the age of Artificial Intelligence (think Uber's self-driving cars in Pittsburgh) and the Internet of Things, there is no better place to be than CMU if you want to be on the cutting edge.
Carnegie Mellon is tough, no doubt about it. But it's also a place where you'll be pushed and surrounded by other talented and passionate people working hard too. You bond over that and I made awesome friends who will always be close no matter the years and distance. It can be very stressful, but making it through did convince me that I could persevere through anything, something that has benefitted me a lot out in the working world. I'll always prefer to hire CMU graduates because I of this.

Sports? Nah. Don't go there for sports. Campus? A lot better now then when I was there! Dorms? They're OK but moved off campus after 1st year. Parties? Well my group of friends had a lot of house parties but this was more Art, Design, Drama and random stragglers group ;) Pittsburgh? Wasn't convinced at the time (wanted to be in NYC) but it's a good place to go to school - enough to do, fairly safe, pretty cheap to live, plenty of arts and culture if you want it, decent food, etc.