|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
75% of students gave Carnegie Mellon University 5 stars overall.
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.
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.
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||6,197|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||12,287|
- Latino: 8%
- African American: 6%
- Caucasian: 48%
- Asian: 26%
- Unknown and Other: 12%
|Unknown and Other||12%|
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