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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: (412) 268-2000
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Carnegie Mellon University
  • Located in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 11,340 students enrolled
  • 22% admitted
  • $51,196 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Samuel from Brecksville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Be sure to review requirements and observe deadlines. Very competitive, so if you can complete an in-person interview take advantage of it!

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  • Aldrich from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The most important thing to keep in mind when applying to colleges in general is demonstrating passion. Don't fake passion or try to generate passion where it doesn't exist. Be genuinely passionate in what you do, whether in academics or in other fields (although I am an engineer here, my application was centered on my love for singing), and colleges will appreciate that, because they will acknowledge that there is something in life that you really like doing, and that dedication can be applied to everything else you do. Try to just do what you want to do with your life leading up to this point, and share your triumphs as candidly as possible with colleges.

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  • katherine from pittsburgh, pa
  • I am a current student here

    keep your grades and scores up, and have strong recommendations. from my experience, having a wide range of extracurricular activities, but not placing too much emphasis on any single one, seemed to be fine. be sure that you will be comfortable living in the city, and do visit at least once. the university isn't terribly large, so you can walk from the entrance to the farthest building in around 10 minutes.

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  • Maya from Barrington, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Talk to someone in your prospective major; ask for a week in their life. Everyone's experience here is very different, and you need to know what you are getting into and if you are willing to live that kind of lifestyle.

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  • I am a current student here

    Consider whether you really love what you intend to study and be open to changing your major, or you may very well find yourself hating your tenure here if you do not truly enjoy your work.

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