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Carnegie Mellon University Stats, Info and Facts

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11,340 Students

22% Admitted

  • 13,869 full time
  • 1,201 part time
  • 6,312 men full time
  • 3,827 women full time
  • 36,131 applied
  • 5,868 admitted
  • 1,592 enrolled

6,533 Undergraduates

$51,196 Tuition/Year

  • 5,510 Graduates
  • 88 Non-Degree
  • $51,196 in state
  • $1,114 fees
  • $14,418 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Scottish Terrier
School Colors: Tartan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Sam from Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Carnegie Mellon University is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation. It's a small research university that gives the feel of a secluded campus while being in…

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  • Valerie from Pittsburgh, PA
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  • carnegie mellon was not at all what i expected. while i knew it would be rigorous, i didn't know that the environment was so unfriendly, competitive and demeaning. carnegie mellon…

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  • Demon from New York, NY
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  • Computer Science and drama are top notch, and the hard sciences are good. Everything else academic is either propped up by those, or about what you'd expect from any liberal…

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  • Anonymous
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  • A prestigious university that's strong in all departments, such as business, engineering, computer science, and the arts. Located in an up-and coming city, CMU is lively and entertaining for a…

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  • Sarah
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  • Carnegie Mellon is an amazing university and provides endless opportunities to its students. The experiences one will find here as a first year are incredible and I would never trade…

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Mission Statement

To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being. To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential. To impact society in a transformative way - regionally, nationally, and globally - by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.

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: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • I am a current student here

    The city and campus environments are great and the students are social but with a focus on academics. You'll find many great minds and great conversation!

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  • 4
  • Hailey from Ridgefield, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Despite what some people say, this school can have fun. There's plenty of activities and clubs to get involved with. There's an active and very fun Greek life. You can find your perfect niche anywhere.

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  • 5
  • Chelsea from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    One thing I looked for as I was doing my college visits was the elusive fit - does this school feel right for me? And I have to say that I feel that I can be so much myself here, there is such a diverse group of people that anyone can fit in. And while we do have a lot of work, there are also so many activities and clubs to be a part of that you will never not have something exciting to do and be a part of. Also, since Carnegie Mellon isn't too big of a school, it really does feel like a comfortable community once you start getting to know people.

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  • 4
  • Allison from Warren, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    I love that it has a small campus feel yet it is right next to Pittsburgh. When I'm not slaving away in studio, which isn't very often, my friends and I love to take the bus and enjoy what Pittsburgh has to offer. I only wish that CMU had better dorms, not that I spend much time sleeping.

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