Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Website: www.cmu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,947
Undergraduate
Students
(49.7%) 3,452 Women
(50.3%) 3,495 Men
7,825
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
17% of 24,351 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,491
Tuition and Fees
$57,119
Room and Board
$14,972
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$46,590
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,818
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,049
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scotty Dog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
38.0% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
33.4% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students
22.1% from 54 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
Phone
(412) 268-2082
Fax
(412) 268-7838
E-mail
undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition/portfolio for fine arts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
17% of 24,351 applicants were admitted
Women
24% of 9,430 applicants were admitted
Men
13% of 14,921 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,805 (43%) of 4,170 admitted students enrolled
Women
794 (36%) of 2,232 admitted students enrolled
Men
799 (41%) of 1,938 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
21% of 1,641 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
3,677
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,310
Students Admitted From Wait List
109

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.84
3.75 and Above
61%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
89%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
77%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
92%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 87%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$74,491
Tuition and Fees
$57,119
Room and Board
$14,972
Books and Supplies
$2,400
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003242
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
995 (64.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
692 (68.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
691 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
390 (94.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$46,590
Need-Based Gift
Received by 659 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,090
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 662 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,700
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 174 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
17 (2.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,308

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,140 (48.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,643 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,626 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,818 (67.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$46,595
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,544 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,432
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,447 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,667
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 824 (44.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
238 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,458

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,818
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • History, Other
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Mathematics and statistics, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, public management and policy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,049
Part-Time Faculty
49
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
89%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
462
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Sustainable Economic Development, Master of Entertainment Technology, Master of Public Management, Master of Language Technologies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Urban Design, Master of Product Development, Master of Human-Computer Interaction, Master of Design, Master of Arts in Professional Writing, Master of Business Management and Software Engineering, Master of Environmental Engineering and Management, Master of Science in Computational Finance, Master of Tangible Interaction Design

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Developmental Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctorate of Design, Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neurobiology
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Social Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Engineering

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
153 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scotty Dog
School Colors
Cardinal, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, fencing, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, fencing, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,947
Women
3,452 (49.7%)
Men
3,495 (50.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,680
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
38.0% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
33.4% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students.
22.1% from 54 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,825

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
85.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 6%
Engineering 5%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%

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