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Carnegie Mellon University Reviews

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Carnegie Mellon University is a great school. The academics are very high quality, and the coursework is challenging and interesting. There are a variety of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Pittsburgh is a wonderful city, with activities of all kind in the surrounding neighborhoods.
What is very interesting about Carnegie Mellons theatre program is that, yes they do put out professionals. But the thing is you become a very cruel human being that is only in it for themselves. Theater isn't about that. It is about the entire process and everyone involved. You have to be able to work with everyone and by doing so create relationships that could potentially get you more work. That doesn't necessarily have to just do with the theatre department. That could go go for whatever career interest you go into. Yes they have a great reputation but there is a difference from someone who Major's in Musical Theatre and an artist who truly appreciates it.
CMU students tend to be workaholics, but I think the school does a decent job of offering plenty of activities to diffuse that.
I like the diversity among the student population. There are people of all different cultures and backgrounds. One truly gains insight about people from all over the world! One setback of the university is its lack of sufficient tutoring. To receive individualized help, one must unfortunately do poorly on a quiz or exam before getting the proper help.
I have enjoyed my time so far at Carnegie Mellon. The university itself is very challenging with brilliant professors and researchers. While many students that attend Carnegie Mellon are culturally diverse, a lot of people are motivated through high pressure situations. At times this could mean that students care more about their major and completing assignments and projects that socializing. However, being involved in one of the 200+ clubs is the best way to open up and meet others.
Im in the business school and first semester was pretty tough. It's very nonstop and you need good timemanaging skills. You meet a lot of people and will learn a lot about yourself.
Carnegie Mellon is a great place, full of really talented and smart MIT rejects. Although it's a bit too career oriented for my tastes (ie. everyone is all about jobs, no one really cares about grad school), the jobs kids at CMU get are great. The professors are wonderful, and because of the small size, you can expect to get a lot of individualized attention and care if you seek it out. Also wish CMU had an aerospace engineering program or more classes in theoretical math.
Carnegie Mellon University is a truly diverse community with highly intelligent people who strive to achieve realistic goals that enhance the quality of life. The school is especially well known for its majors related to science and technology.
A wonderful institution overall. The campus is beautiful and peaceful located near other universities and a city. Great professors and lots of opportunities for extra help. Awesome student life activities. Various housing opportunities on and off campus. Truly a school that you will be proud to call your own.
You won't be getting much out of your social life at CMU (the party scene is nonexistent, but you can still find parties if you really want to go out) because everyone is awkward and a hermit. However, the academics are stellar: extremely rigorous and tough. Students here are also ridiculously smart. It's both inspiring and intimidating, but so far I am enjoying myself, despite the sleep deprivation and constant stress.
Professors are so passionate and are willing to do their bests to help students learn. I get so much attention from the administration and I feel so motivated by the people I'm surrounded by.
Incredibly challenging academic environment. Regardless of your program, you will be pushed to your limits here; however, the sheer scale and reach of groundbreaking research and innovation that happens here will make it all worthwhile. By taking advantage of the incredible opportunities that are available here, you can race to the head of your field and will graduate prepared to take on just about any challenge.
The administration is working really diligently to address a lot of the social and cultural problems that Carnegie Mellon traditionally has, but it's still very much a transitional period. We're finally starting to talk about issues like mental health, diversity, and sexual assault, which is an important starting place, but there's still a lot of work to be done. Nothing about Carnegie Mellon is easy. You don't come here to have fun. You come here because you really want to work to be the best, which you never will be.
There are parties, but they usually suck (bad music, bad alcohol, sometimes bad people), and they are constantly being shut down by the campus police who apparently have nothing better to do. If you're old enough, you can go to bars, where they'll have none of the aforementioned nonsense.
Parties are usually in houses, unless you bother to count frat house parties, which will always suck to some degree. The best parties usually turn out to be medium sized ones with people you know. The party scene would have a better impact if it didn't consistently suck and if campus police didn't shut down anything remotely fun-sounding.
The professors here don't care about their students. Sure, they all want us to theoretically learn the material, but they don't really try to help. They think that a 'C' is okay to give to a hardworking student because "it's passing", but they fail to realize what we're all really here for: TO GET JOBS. News flash! Getting a job is hard to do when your GPA makes you look like an idiot.
There are definitely POCs, although not enough black or hispanic students in my opinion.
They provide escort services at night which is really great!
Very well known school with many job and internship opportunities.
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Literally just search professors within your desired field and ask to meet with them to talk about their work and job opportunities. They're very helpful.
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