C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,673
   Women 3,136 (47.0%)
   Men 3,537 (53.0%)
Graduate Students 7,288
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 22% of 21,189 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.76
SAT Math 746 average
720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 702 average
660-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,452
  Tuition and Fees $52,310
  Room and Board $13,270
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $41,636
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 986
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Pittsburgh Population 306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Scotty Dog
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
36.1% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.3% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students 22.7% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 75.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 22.0%