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Carnegie Mellon University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 191 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

37% Women
63% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

University Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $79,717)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,618)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 108 76 - -
Basketball 15 16 - Yes
Football 111 - - -
Golf 11 - - Yes
Soccer 27 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 24 29 - -
Tennis 11 10 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Squash - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 3.7%
Non-resident alien 29.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.0%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 36.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 32
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Dorm life varies across the campus. All dorms have their advantages and disadvantages, but overall, they are what you expect. Most students become really close to their hallmates.…

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  • Sarah
  • 5
  • The majority of dorms are very nice, and they provide many opportunities to meet new people.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Aldrich from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Definitely not the best food I've had; I suppose it's to be expected of campus food. Some places here are better than others, but none of them are ever worth getting excited about.

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  • 3
  • Maya from Barrington, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Much better food options are coming, but for now, CMU's on campus food is pretty much what you expect for college food. It is a la carte, not buffet style, so you can go to any of the various eateries and get a meal + side + drink, which is nice because at least they make it fresh for you. The meal plan is quite expensive.

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  • 4
  • -M
  • I am a current student here

    There's a place to eat that will satisfy just about anyone. Just don't expect too much beyond the notion of 'good' food.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Dining on campus is average. There is no central dining hall, just individual restaurants scattered throughout the campus. There is a pretty good variety in terms of cuisine. Outside of campus, there are more places to eat.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous User from PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food itself is really quite good, but the dining system takes some adjustment because it's very unique. Rather than having one central dining hall, we have about 30 eateries all around campus that are set up like small restaurants. It's nice to have such a variety of places to go, but it can be difficult to agree on one place when all your friends have different opinions.

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  • 2
  • From NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Terrible, learn how to cook for your own good.

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  • 2
  • Oscar from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The one downside is CMU's food options. The hours for many of the eateries at times can feel different than the typical college student. That and the prices and quality of the food can be questionable. However places like the Exchange and the Underground typically have decent food and you can live eating the food here.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Aldrich from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    There is a decent amount of Greek life on campus, but there is no pressure to join a frat/sorority, and people tend to get along regardless of the Greek life situation. I am not a part of Greek life here, but several of my friends are and they seem to like it.

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  • 0
  • Theodore from Butler, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I am part of Greek life and while CMU keeps a tight lid on it, it can still be fun if you know how to have a good time!

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  • 0
  • Allyson from Arlington, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I feel that the Greek organizations here are pretty chill compared to the ones in the south. The process to join a sorority is so nonpartisan that you (and your parents) can be confident that you chose to join a sorority because you felt that you belonged there. The fraternities are more relaxed during rush time, but there really is no pressure to join or act a certain way. What I really appreciate about rushing is that there is no hazing or push to join a certain organization. I joined a sorority and have never felt more involved and cared for in my time at CMU.

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  • 0
  • California Girl
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not involved, but I have friends who are that enjoy it. It's probably more low-key than average college greek life, but that depends on which greek house you choose to join. Frats play a bigger part on campus than sororities.

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  • 0
  • Anon from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Used to be good but the school is trying to get rid of it. I wish I had joined a GLO since that's where most of the normal/social CMU students can be found.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Fairfield, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Present but not overbearing. It's there if you want it (and is very active) but completely avoidable if you don't. About a quarter of the student body is Greek.

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  • 0
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • I am a current student here

    I'm Greek, along with 23% of campus. People who want to be Greek are, and they still have non-Greek friends as well.

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  • 0
  • Samantha
  • I am a current student here

    FMR wasn't the most fun but I'm completely adoring being a sister. You should at least check it out. It by no means is dead. About 25% of campus is Greek.

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  • 0
  • Maritina from Grand Island, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a member of Alpha Phi women's fraternity, and so far I love it! About 30% of campus members are associated with Greek life. My sisters are like my second family here at school.

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