Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Pittsburgh, PA

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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1 (December 1 for fine arts applicants)
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 1
SAT II Scores Due January 1
College Will Notify April 15
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 10,801 6,512 17,313
Accepted 2,566 2,241 4,807
Acceptance Rate 24% 34% 27%
Enrolled 775 633 1,408

CMU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.64 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(92% of Students Admitted to Carnegie Mellon University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 630 to 730
  • Math 690 to 790
  • Writing 650 to 740
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 730 790 740
Bottom 25th Percentile 630 690 650

ACT Scores

(34% of Students Admitted to Carnegie Mellon University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 29 to 34
  • Math 29 to 34
  • Composite 29 to 33
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 34 34 33
Bottom 25th Percentile 29 29 29

Carnegie Mellon University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Important
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 3 4
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Electives 1 1

Carnegie Mellon University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,197 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 49 (0%)

Carnegie Mellon University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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