Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Pittsburgh, PA

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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Student Essentials

Carnegie Mellon University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Tartans
Nickname: CMU
Website: www.cmu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $43,160
Out-of-State Tuition: $43,160
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 11,319
Year Established: 1900

About CMU

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global research university that offers a unique interdisciplinary education to students who have interests that go beyond one area of study.

Having been in operation for more than a century, Carnegie Mellon has claimed its place among the elite universities in America, consistently ranking among the top 25.

The Office of Student Activities makes sure that student life at Carnegie Mellon is both exciting and educational. When you’re not in class, you may want to participate in some of activities and events happening around campus, like intramural sports or drama productions. You may also want to take in one of the many renowned art exhibits that come to the Miller Gallery or listen to a guest lecture.

Academics at the school include undergraduate and graduate programs. Some bachelor’s programs include Music and Technology, Computational Biology, Health Professions and Computer Science and Arts. Graduate programs include Entertainment Industry Management, Product Design and Medical Scientist Training.

Admissions are competitive, and require students to submit a Common Application, Carnegie-Mellon supplement, official high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores and a teacher recommendation. A secondary school counselor evaluation is also necessary.

Financial aid is available to eligible students who file a FAFSA through institutional scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs.

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CMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Carnegie Mellon University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1991

Overall Rating

Carnegie Mellon is a great school if you are serious about getting a top-notch education. You are encouraged to explore multiple disciplines and are free to take well over the standard four or five classes per semester. I found myself surrounded by intelligent, motivated students who made it easy to pull the occasional all-nighters required to get the work done. I loved going to college in Pittsburgh. It’s cold and dreary with a long winter which makes it easier to stay inside and study. I highly recommend this school.


Former Student - Last Attended 2002

Overall Rating

I made good friends there and the academics were on point, but the school atmosphere is tech/science heavy and a lot of the students under those majors could be kind of stuck up and towards the students in the arts and humanity disciplines (which was the category I fell under). Didn't care for the city, which seemed pretty dead for the most part.


CMU Map & Location

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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Getting Around CMU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Pittsburgh, PA

Winter
Dec
41
24
Jan
38
20
Feb
42
22
Spring
Mar
51
28
Apr
64
38
May
73
47
Summer
Jun
81
56
Jul
85
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
76
52
Oct
65
41
Nov
53
33

CMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,809
Freshman Class 1,486
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 11,319

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • Asian: 24%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 5%
African American 6%
Caucasian 50%
Asian 24%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 45%
Men 55%
International 29%
Domestic 71%

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