Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Pittsburgh, PA

CMU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Other: Special-interest housing.
Room & Board Expenses $11,550
Living On-Campus 64%
Living Off-Campus 36%

CMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

25% of students gave Carnegie Mellon University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1991

College Life Rating

The school has a large number of fraternities and sororities but it’s not essential to join them. There were many options for sports, a great gym, a pool and the school is next door to a very large park. It’s right next to some of the best museums. There are many universities in the area so there are lots of young people around. You can join just about any organization you can imagine. Pittsburgh is a sports town like no other.

Former Student - Last Attended 2002

College Life Rating

Carnegie Mellon is a more studious than social environment, but I made good friends through the CMAP program - which helped students of color connect with each other - but I'm not sure it's still there. I also enjoyed taking part in the Black student organization. There wasn't much as going for the school as far as the official athletic program, but the intramural sport activities were a lot of fun to participate in.

CMU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(412) 268-2157
Medical Center Emergency Department
(412) 268-2323
Campus Police
300 South Craig StreetSuite, 199 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

CMU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Tartan
School Song: Fight For the Glory of Carnegie
School Colors: cardinal, grey, and white
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities athletic center, gymnasium, stadium
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: University Athletic Association
Basketball: University Athletic Association
Track: University Athletic Association

Athletics Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Athletic Director Name
Susan Bassett
Athletic Department Email

CMU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 16
Number of Sororities: 8
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 11%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 12%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

CMU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: electronic text format in lieu of readers.

Other Services at Carnegie Mellon University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Randy Pausch
  • John Forbes Nash
  • Holly Hunter.

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